HIV/AIDS: Optimism and New Directions for Ending the Epidemic

Jamie Morano, MD
Monday, August 22, 2022

Dr. Jamie Morano, Associate Professor at the USF Morani College of Medicine, presents an overview of HIV/AIDS care in 2022. Dr. Morano begins by reviewing HIV epidemiology, including national regions of high HIV prevalence. She then discusses the “Test and Treat” approach to management. Antiretroviral treatment updates are presented, included the use of TAF and the new availability of longer acting injectable agents. HIV testing issues are also discussed, including testing barriers and HIV-related stigma. The concept of Undetectable=Untransmissable is also discussed. Lastly, Dr. Morano reviews PREP (preexposure prophylaxis) and nPEP (non-Occupational Post exposure Prophylaxis) for HIV.

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