Speaker Spotlight: Christopher Fox

Christopher Fox, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Tele-PrEP and Home Infusion: Expanding Access to Long-acting Cabotegravir for HIV Prevention

Describe your session in a tweet.

Bridging the urban/rural divide in long-acting HIV prevention: Oregon Health & Science University's telemedicine HIV prevention program and home infusion pharmacy have partnered to deliver peace of mind to urgan and rural Oregonians with a shot at home every 2 months.

What is the most important thing you want attendees to take away from your session?

Long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) works better than oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, but there are many logistical and administrative delivery challenges. Partnering HIV-revention telemedicine with home infusion pharmacy potentially reduces barriers to CAB-LA access for people at-risk for HIV in cities and rural areas, eliminating thePrEP urban/rural divide and bringing us closer to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030.

Excluding your session, what other topics are you passionate about in relation to the home and alternate site industry?

It's still inside the home, but I like cooking and feeding people.

What is your superpower?

I'm pretty good at convincing people who are hesitant about vaccines to take them.

What additional superpower would you like to have and why?

I want to be able to manifest drug supply. As a healthcare provider, I get so frustrated when medication access is held up by the supply chain.


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