A resource-sharing community for Canadian HIV and hepatitis C service providers

mbiondi

Position/Job Title: 
Nurse Practitioner
More information: 
A little more about me: I am a primary care nurse practitioner (NP) and oversee focused practices in HIV PrEP and hepatitis B & C in Windsor, Chatham, London, and Toronto. In my free time, I volunteer as a primary care NP to support persons who are at-risk of, or are being trafficked. My research focuses on increasing hepatitis B, C, and HIV screening and treatment through alternative diagnostic and systems approaches. I am especially interested in increasing screening uptake and linkage to care among prenatal, pediatric, gay and bisexual men, and women engaged in sex work. I hold faculty appointments at Western and McMaster Universities; teach in the Ontario-wide primary care NP training program; and train non-specialist providers in HIV PrEP and the management and treatment of hepatitis C.

Resources

HIV Prevention Pathways: Daily/On-Demand PrEP and PIP

Initial HIV prevention appointments can be overwhelming for patients/clients. Although there is excellent evidence for daily PrEP, on-demand PrEP, and Post-exposure In your Pocket “PIP”, the amount of information may leave patients/clients wondering which approach is best for them. This includes how the medication will be taken and how often one will have to follow-up. 

This resource is an educational tool that can be use in the community or clinic to support better understanding of these options.