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HIV/nPEP Education Webinar Series for Advocates 2021 / Part 2: Biomedical Interventions for HIV Prevention Before and After Exposure
March 29, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Ruthie Burich-Weatherly, Public Health Consultant, Riverside Consulting, LLC and Joanna Woodbury, Director of Social Services, Medical College of Wisconsin
What are your options for reduction in risk of HIV acquisition before or after a potential HIV exposure? This presentation will provide you information about nPEP and PrEP, highly effective means of preventing an HIV infection before or shortly after a potential exposure through condomless sex, sexual assault or other means of HIV transmission.
Ruthie Burich-Weatherly began her career in HIV/HCV/STD prevention during undergrad in 2005 at AIDS Resource Center of WI-GB working with people who inject drugs on HIV/HCV risk reduction. She continued to work in HIV prevention while serving in the Peace Corps. After relocating to Milwaukee, WI she continued working with ARCW in HIV/HCV/STD prevention for MSM/SGLM/PWID. In 2014 she began a career in Disease Investigation and follow-up for the Milwaukee Health Department and since 2016 has been providing consulting services for PrEP, HIV prevention and STD clinic management while running a social media site advocating and educating on PrEP use, LetsPrEPWI. Ruthie currently serves as the City of Milwaukee Board of Health-Chair and a consultant to Milwaukee County COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
Joanna Woodbury is a seasoned Certified Social Worker and has worked in HIV care since 2007. Joanna serves as the Director of Social Services for Froedtert and the Medical of Wisconsin overseeing social work, mental health, nurse case management and pharmacy services provided in the Inclusion Health and Infectious Disease Clinics. Joanna was an integral part of starting both Wisconsin’s first and largest PrEP clinic, and the Inclusion Health Clinic, Wisconsin’s first LGBTQ health clinic. She is a leader in HIV care and prevention social work and has led the development of a PrEP Navigation program that supports people in connecting to PrEP across Southeastern Wisconsin. Joanna works closely the SANE program and supports sexual assault survivors seen in Froedtert Health System emergency rooms. Joanna holds Professional Certificates in Motivational Interviewing and Servant Leadership and has been recognized as a State of Wisconsin leader in HIV care. Joanna has a strong passion for leadership, medical social work, sexual health advocacy, and HIV care and prevention.
The archived webinar is linked below.