Nov. 28, 2018

Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds: STDs and HIV in Philadelphia: At-Risk Populations and Prevention


Topic: STDs and HIV in Philadelphia: At-Risk Populations and Prevention

Syphilis infections have increased in Philadelphia over the past several years, largely among men who have sex with men (MSM). While the number of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in Philadelphia has steadily declined since the mid-2000s, the rate of new cases is also highest among MSM. In addition, rates of new HIV diagnosis are highest among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black individuals, and a majority of new HIV infections in Philadelphia occur among non-Hispanic Blacks.  This session will explore these trends and others changes in STD/HIV infection in Philadelphia, including the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention and social/cultural challenges in reaching high-risk communities.

Speakers to be announced.

This event is presented by The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in coordination with Philadelphia Department of Public Health with funding support from the Independence Foundation.

The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.

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