LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series, Session Three: What’s new in options for HIV Prevention and Treatment? Facilitated by Dr. Karen Krigger, MD MEd FAAFP AAHIV (S) (she/her), Presented by the LGBT Center

Description: This presentation will include a review of the 2021 updated CDC recommendations for Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV (PrEP) released fall, 2021, a historical review of HIV medications from 1987-2021 and their impact upon the pathogenesis of the HIV virus, and finally, current LGBTQ+ immunization recommendations for treatment and prevention, including COVID-19 and Monkey Pox.

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to describe 3 options for PrEP implementation, including safer sex appliances.

2) Participants will be able to identify at least 2 new classes or treatment options of HIV medications and their mechanisms of action.

3) Participants will be able to identify potential risks of the new injectable HIV prevention and treatment medications, including the use of newly recommended laboratory studies for HIV disease identification with newer agents.

4) Participants will recognize signs and symptoms of Monkey Pox


Karen Krigger (she/her), MD, Med, FAAFP, AAHIV (S), is a Professor in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Director of Health Equity for the Health Sciences Campus University of Louisville, and an Endowed Chair Urban Policy for the Foundation of Healthy Kentucky, University of Louisville.

She is the immediate Past Co-Director of the Southeast Division of the American Academy of HIV Medicine and past American Academy of HIV Medicine National Board Member.

A Louisville native, Dr. Krigger received her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Education, and Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Louisville (UL). Completing a family medicine residency at UL School of Medicine (SOM), she joined faculty in 1992 starting an HIV clinic, WINGS (Women and Children with HIV/ AIDS Nurtured by Gifts of Healing and Supportive Care) in 1995. In 1999, it became the third Ryan White HIV clinic in the state, currently known as the 550 Clinic. 

She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Medicine and has been credentialed as an HIV specialist since the beginning of the American Academy of HIV Medicine in 2002. From 2013-2018, she served on the American Academy of HIV Medicine’s national board and served as co-director of the southeast region of the country. In 2014, she became the Director of Health Equity for the Health Sciences Campus at the University of Louisville. In 2014 she received the University of Louisville President’s Distinguished Faculty Award

Her clinical practice includes primary care services, and HIV services   at the University of Louisville Family Medicine Cardinal Station Office 215 Central Avenue Suite 100, additionally, offering PrEP (Pre-exposure HIV) services and physician follow-up services for SANE, the Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner program

She has organized community projects and delivered presentations covering HIV, primary care, and diversity/inclusion topics of interest to both lay persons, community medical providers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and academic medical providers in venues locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally for more than 30 years.


Dial-In Information

Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

UofL School of Medicine, 500 S Preston Street, Instructional Building B, Room 202 500 S. Preston Steet, 40202

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Training & Development, Health & Wellness, Academic, Signature University Events


Public, Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni


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