The purpose of this webinar is to describe the process of coding for PrEP in WV and PA, discuss the implementation of billing for PrEP, and compare the different options for paying for PrEP.
This webinar will focus on the question of why there is a raging epidemic of addiction. The current opioid epidemic is a symptom of the fraying of the socio-economic fabric of rural United States. We will also look at the reasons why funding should be targeted to substance misuse, not to the drug of the moment.
At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe current guidelines and epidemiology for HIV testing among adolescents, identify key steps in educating health professionals on routine HIV testing for adolescents, and discuss lessons learned and how to implement these lessons learned across EHE regions.
This session will describe PrEP and the importance of adherence during the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers to PrEP that have been brought on by COVID-19, strategies to overcome barriers and promote adherence, and how telehealth can be used to promote PrEP.
This webinar will describe the process of vaccine development during COVID-19 and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with vaccine development.
Abstract: Francisella tularensis is a highly infectious bacterium that causes tularemia or rabbit fever. The infectious dose is as low as 10 CFU. While a lot of F. tularensis research focuses on macrophages, lung epithelium cells may be important too. There are far more epithelial cells on the surface of the lungs than macrophages. With such a low infectious dose, it is more likely for F. tularensis to infect an epithelial cell than macrophage. I found that F. tularensis has similar growth rates in human alveolar epithelial cells (A549) as murine macrophages (J774) after initial infection. Also, I have demonstrated that F. tularensis can infect human primary bronchial epithelium (HBE) in a 3D culture system that mimics airway architecture in the lung. The data suggests that it takes F. tularensis longer to infect the HBE cells than the A549 or J774 cells. I have worked to develop a protocol for infecting HBE cells with F. tularensis. The pathogenesis in rabbit lung tissue was assessed too. Over the course of the first three days post-exposure there is an increasing amount of inflammation, hemorrhaging and apoptosis in the lower left lung of rabbits. When taken all together, this data suggests lung epithelial cells could have a role in F. tularensis early pathogenesis and dissemination.
Advisor: Douglas Reed
Last Updated On Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Abby Kincaid
Created On Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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