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HIV Prevention Across the Lifespan: Engaging Everyone in PrEP from Youth to Elders: The NYS HIV Primary Care and Prevention Annual Conference


Published Date: 07/05/2022

CE Credit: No CE


Jeffrey M. Birnbaum,MD, MPH

Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and currently serves as the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of the Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (“HEAT”) Program. Through his leadership at HEAT, Dr. Birnbaum continues to bring SUNY Downstate acclaim at the local, state, national and international levels. HEAT is the only program of its kind in Brooklyn to offer comprehensive medical and mental health care, supportive services, and access to clinical research for HIV+ and at-risk youth, aged 13 to 24.At HEAT, he has provided medical care to hundreds of HIV+ youth ages 13-24 years since 1992. Dr. Birnbaum is an adolescent medicine specialist and Board certified pediatrician who has devoted most of his professional career to working with HIV+ youth. He has built the HEAT Program into a system of care that provides age and developmentally appropriate, culturally competent care for heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are living with or at very high-risk for HIV/AIDS. Today, HEAT operates a "one-stop" full service clinic, offering a full range of medical, mental health and supportive services that are tailored to meet the special health care needs of young people.

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.

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