Ethical Implications of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for African American Women and Adolescent Girls
Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new HIV prevention strategy approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use by uninfected, high-risk adult populations. PrEP’s potential as an HIV preventive strategy/biomedical method for adolescents is unknown. The presentation will present preliminary results from a study that examined benefits, barriers, and ethical concerns associated with Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) utilization and clinical trial participation among African American adolescent girls. Study findings have the potential to generate evidence-based data to inform HIV research ethics practices and increase just and fair access to HIV scientific advances.
Join us for Faith Fletcher’s lecture on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from noon till 1 pm in person or online.
Faith E. Fletcher is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Prior to joining UIC faculty in 2013, Dr. Fletcher completed a National Cancer Institute R25T- funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The ultimate goal of her research program is to address HIV-related health inequities by understanding barriers that prevent African American women and adolescent girls from accessing innovative HIV preventive methods and treatment. Recent awards include joint funding through the Developmental Center for AIDS Research and Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Fellowship; Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health Research (BIRCWH K12) Fellowship; Visiting Professor in Minority Health through Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine’s Program in Public Health; and an HIV Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) Fellowship through Fordham University’s Center for Ethics Education. Dr. Fletcher received her foundation in bioethics and social justice through Tuskegee University’s National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care and Michigan State University’s Interdisciplinary Program in Bioethics, Humanities and Society. She completed her PhD in Health Behavior and Promotion from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health in 2011.
In person: This lecture will take place in C102 East Fee Hall on MSU’s East Lansing campus. Feel free to bring your lunch! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
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