Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Risk of False Negative Donor Screening for HIV Infection (C)
- Describe the principals of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
- Describe current U.S. government objectives related to PrEP and the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” initiative.
- Describe at least three scenarios in which PrEP use may complicate assessment of potential donors’ risk for HIV infection.
- Summarize considerations in donor screening and risk assessment.
Eduard Grebe, Ph.D
Eduard Grebe is a Staff Scientist in the Epidemiology Core group at Vitalant Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, and a Research Associate at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He works primarily on HIV incidence surveillance and was the principal analyst for the CEPHIA collaboration, an international consortium established to independently evaluate biomarkers of ‘recent’ HIV infection used in cross-sectional incidence estimation. He serves on the World Health Organisation Working Group on HIV Incidence Measurement and Data Use, is the maintainer of the open source inctools R package (which implements methods for incidence estimation and for characterizing recent infection tests) and works on several projects related to blood product safety. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town in 2012 for work on public health policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
John T. Brooks, MD
Senior Medical Advisor, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. John T. Brooks currently serves as the Senior Medical Advisor to the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and leads the CDC team responsible for the new national initiative “Ending the HIV Epidemic – A Plan for America”. His primary area of expertise is the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. Dr. Brooks came to CDC as an EIS officer in 1998 after completing medical school, residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in infectious diseases through Harvard Medical School. He continues to see patients at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital’s HIV clinic.
Jonathan Boyd, BA, CTBS
Director of Certification and Online Learning
Jonathan has worked in multiple roles within the tissue banking and transplant industry including surgical tissue recovery, in leadership roles and eligibility evaluation at Carolina Donor Services. Jonathan is now the Director of Certification & Online Learning at the American Association of Tissue Banks where he oversees the development of online educational programming and the certification program. Jonathan earned his undergraduate degree in business communications, is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and is currently pursing a Master's Degree in management.
Jonathan is an active member of the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners, an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), an Adjunct Biologics Instructor at the Medical Sales College and an active committee member of IACME, NAME, ASAE and Donate Life America.