Ending the HIV Epidemic

The Washington University PrEP Program is within the CDC’s Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Provider Network and provides training, technical assistance and resources for the HIV prevention workforce in the Midwest.

Events

We offer a variety of learning events in the Midwest and support capacity building for HIV Prevention.

OUR MISSION

The Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) program builds upon existing strengths in community-based HIV prevention activities to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive services for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.

STATE RESOURCES

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MEET THE TEAM

Joseph N. Cherabie, MD, MSc

Joseph N. Cherabie, MD, MSc

PrEP Clinician, Director of the St. Louis STI/HIV Prevention Training Center, and Instructor in Medicine (he/him/his)

Samantha Hughes, MPA

Samantha Hughes, MPA

Senior CBA Specialist (she/her/hers)

LaTanya Thomas-Patton

LaTanya Thomas-Patton

CBA Program Manager (she/her/hers)

latanyat@wustl.edu

Kate Curoe, MPH

Kate Curoe, MPH

Senior Manager, HIV PrEP Program (she/her/hers)

curoe@wustl.edu

Ashley Underwood, MPH

Ashley Underwood, MPH

HIV PrEP Program Coordinator (she/her/hers)

ashley.underwood@wustl.edu

Katelyn Mason, MPH

Katelyn Mason, MPH

CBA Specialist (she/her/hers)

katelyn.mason@wustl.edu

Rupa Patel, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Rupa Patel, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Voluntary Research Associate Professor of Medicine (she/her/hers)

CBA at Washington University

The WUSTL Capacity Building Assistance program, along with its network of collaborative partners, are ideally positioned to provide technical assistance to nonclinical sites for HIV prevention in high-risk HIV-negative communities.

Our program offers the following expertise to organizations across the Midwest:

  • PrEP Implementation Expertise
  • Behavioral Intervention Expertise
  • Regional Technical Assistance Expertise
  • Outreach & Recruitment Expertise
  • Community Context
  • HIV Testing in a non-clinical setting
  • An Innovative HIV Self Testing Program

Our team collaborates with state and local health departments and community-based organizations to provide technical assistance for conducting staff awareness events, community events, organizational activities, creating PrEP navigation services, and developing compassionate referral systems for linkage to PrEP care. The WUSTL PrEP Program has a 4 year history of working with the Midwest AIDS Education and Training Center (MATEC) to develop seamless referral processes for community organizations to minimize fall out along the PrEP care continuum.

In addition, the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (PTC) at WUSTL is a regional provider of technical assistance to state and local health departments and provider organizations across the central Midwest, with expertise in social and behavioral interventions for HIV prevention.  The PTC is a key member of the CDC-funded National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC).

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