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Black Lives (with HIV) Matter: Dismantling Systemic Racism to End HIV


Published Date: 03/13/2023

Expiration Date: 02/07/2026

CE Credit: CME:1


It is vital for HIV clinicians to focus on the ongoing inequities in health care that our Black and brown patients continue to face today. Dr. Ofole Mgbako will help us recognize the ongoing nuances of systemic racism in HIV care, appreciate its historical roots, and consider potential strategies to dismantle systemic racism along the HIV care continuum


Ofole Mgbako,MD

Ofole Mgbako, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at Bellevue Hospital and Co-Clinical Pillar Lead of the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity. He received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his internal medicine residency at NYU Langone, where he also served as Senior Chief Resident. Prior to medical school, he worked for the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and worked on various HIV-related global health projects in Ghana, Jamaica and South Africa. During medical school and residency, he worked abroad clinically in Rwanda and Uganda, serving as a teaching resident as part of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Program. He was also an affiliated investigator at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, and part of the NYU Spatial Epidemiology Lab.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the ongoing HIV crisis among Black MSM in the U.S.
  • Be able to define systemic racism in HIV care and appreciate its historical roots.
  • Be aware of potential solutions to dismantle systemic racism along the HIV care continuum.

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