Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on July 14, 2020.
African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV. Reducing HIV rates among African American young adults may produce the most meaningful impact in addressing the HIV epidemic in the US. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication regimen to reduce risk of HIV infection, is a promising HIV prevention strategy but its benefits have not been fully realized among African American young adults. This webinar focuses on barriers to PrEP access and uptake among this population and examines approaches to address these barriers. Considerations regarding PrEP during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be explored.
The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.
This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Trainer - Jelani Kerr, PhD
Jelani Kerr is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville. He received his PhD in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina and completed postdoctoral training at St. Michael’s Hospital at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health and the University of Windsor. His research focuses on HIV vulnerabilities of young people in the African Diaspora in the US and Canada. Specifically, he investigates behavioral and social determinants that influence HIV/AIDS disparities. His work extends beyond measuring disparities to reducing them through multidisciplinary collaborations that develop and evaluate community-focused interventions. His line of research includes examinations of factors that influence Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and interventions to increase access to and acceptance of PrEP among vulnerable populations.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- understand barriers to PrEP uptake for African American young adults.
- identify factors that increase PrEP acceptance.
- describe strategies to improve PrEP access and uptake.
- understand factors that impact the delivery of PrEP-focused services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module
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