On January 14, 2017, the Pulse of St. Louis, took a closer look at the state of HIV and AIDS in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Rupa Patel, MD, MPH, DTM&H, assistant professor, was interviewed by John Brown, about the status of HIV in St. Louis and what is being done to prevent it.
Dr. Patel, the Director of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program at the Washington University Infectious Diseases Clinic, talked about oral antiretroviral therapy, a biomedical approach to HIV Prevention. Her research interests include PrEP implementation at the policy, organizational, and consumer level and focuses on PrEP access to care for young adult MSM. She is the Principal Investigator for a PrEP Study in the St. Louis region and was instrumental in the development of a recently launched website providing resources for PrEP.