Course Overview

Having constructive, judgment-free conversations about sexual health can be uncomfortable and difficult at first, but they’re essential to preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and ending the HIV epidemic. Join Allison Agwu, MD, Justin Alves, RN, and a group of patients for live webinars discussing how patients and providers can connect to prevent HIV infection by using PrEP, a medication that prevents HIV.


  • Questions used to determine risk for HIV infection
  • How to start PrEP and stay on it
  • New and in-development PrEP therapies and trends
  • Real stories from people using PrEP

LGBTQ Community Webcast
1:00pm-2:00pm ET
Thursday, September 23, 2021

This discussion features important information about prevention of HIV, which is newly diagnosed in about 38,000 people in the United States every year. Learn more about how medication (PrEP) can prevent HIV and end the HIV epidemic. You will hear perspectives from people who are currently using PrEP, including why they chose to use PrEP and the barriers that they overcame to access it.
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Clinician Webcast
1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

We have made tremendous progress in treating HIV, but we still have an epidemic, with about 38,000 new HIV cases identified each year. Learn from expert faculty about how pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can virtually eliminate HIV, who is eligible for PrEP, and how to monitor patients using PrEP.

Allison Agwu
Allison Agwu, MD, ScM

Professor, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Justin Alves
Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN

Nurse Educator – Office Based Addiction Treatment, Training and Technical Assistance Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Deja Cabrera
Deja Cabrera

Community Health Educator and Advocate
San Diego LGBT Community Center

Marvin Hanashiro
Marvin Hanashiro

Community Outreach Coordinator
UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center

Fidel Martinez
Fidel Martinez

Columbia University