Utilizing Biomedical Interventions to Advance Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US

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April 25, 2023

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There is no fee for this educational activity.

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This webinar provides an overview of EHE, as well as the context and current state of the HIV epidemic. This webinar also addresses different forms of PrEP and PrEP formulations, how PrEP is utilized, side effects of PrEP use, and barriers to HIV treatment. The presentation includes case studies to illustrate these topics and the faculty will connect each topic’s role in Ending the HIV Epidemic.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Outline HIV and PrEP disparities in the United States.
  • Explain the importance of utilizing a status neutral approach to Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US.
  • Summarize current HIV prevention and treatment formulations and guidelines.
  • Review common side effects of PrEP and HIV treatment.
  • Identify barriers and opportunities to increase PrEP uptake and retain persons living with HIV in care.


Dr. Tyris Ford is a Doctor of Nursing Practice board-certified Nurse Practitioner practicing Family Medicine and Sexual and Reproductive Health, including HIV care, in the DMV. Dr. Ford strives to uplift the health and wellness of Black, Indigenous, people of color, and sexual and gender minority individuals within the region. He uses a patient-centered model and holistically approaches healthcare by addressing one’s mental, spiritual, and physical health. He has worked in the healthcare field for over ten years and recently served as a Director of Clinical Services for a community-based organization. Currently, Dr. Ford continues to practice Family Medicine in a local private practice while building his own healthcare business. One of his many goals is to cultivate positive social change and significantly contribute to Ending the HIV Epidemic.