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PrEP for Older Adults


Published Date: 07/20/2022

Expiration Date: 04/19/2025

CE Credit: CME:1CNE: 1


Ensuring older adults have access to PrEP is a key step towards ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. This course will present considerations around medical, counseling, and educational strategies to improve the uptake of PrEP among older adults. It will highlight the benefits and opportunities of using PrEP in this population in efforts to decrease the rate of new HIV infections among older populations. Presenters will focus on practical strategies for engaging older adults, such as culturally competent messaging and sexual history taking.


Jeffrey Kwong,DNP, MPH, ANP-BC

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC is a professor and certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Advanced Practice at Rutgers School of Nursing. He is also a practicing HIV primary care provider at Gotham Medical Group in New York City where he specializes in providing HIV prevention and treatment. He was the former director of the HIV specialty track at Columbia University School of Nursing and the immediate past President of the national Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Dr. Kwong serves as an expert faculty member for CEI’s HIV Project ECHO, is on the advisory panel for the HIV-Age clinical guidelines group, and a member of ANAC’s HIV & Aging Expert Panel. He is certified as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Teresa Theophano,LCSW

Teresa Theophano, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in NYC, working in geriatric mental health and work primarily around issues related to aging and caregiving in LGBTQ communities. This can mean helping people problem solve around growing social isolation; navigating caregiver stress, especially when LGBTQ people are giving care to a spouse or partner with dementia; and connecting them with further community resources and supports.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the clinical considerations for PrEP use in older adults at risk for HIV.
  • Review best practices to assess HIV risk in older adults.
  • Describe barriers and facilitators of HIV prevention in older adults.

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