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Why Do We Need Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2? Understanding the Unmet Medical Need

  • Authors: Dorry Segev, MD, PhD; Vineeta Kumar, MD, FAST
  • CME Released: 12/9/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/9/2023
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This activity is intended for infectious disease/HIV specialists, primary care physicians, nephrologists, hematologist/oncologist specialists, allergists and clinical immunologists, pulmonologists, and transplant surgeons.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to highlight the unmet medical need for PrEP and which patients will benefit from PrEP.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Need for PrEP
    • Immunosuppressed patients who will benefit from PrEP
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Identify patients who might benefit from PrEP


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  • Dorry Segev, MD, PhD

    Professor, Surgery and Population Health & Transplant Surgeon
    New York University
    Director, NYU Center for Surgical and Transplant Applied Research
    New York, New York, United States


    Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AstraZeneca; Caredx; CSL Behring; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Kamada; Mallinckrodt; MediGO; Novartis; Regeneron; Takeda; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Transmedics; Veloxis
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Bridge to Life; Caredx; Novartis; Sanofi


  • Vineeta Kumar, MD, FAST

    Professor of Medicine
    Robert and Cutessa Bourge Endowed Professor in Transplant Nephrology
    Medical Director, UAB Incompatible Renal Transplant Program
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama, United States


    Vineeta Kumar, MD, FAST, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: United Therapeutics; Veloxis
    Research funding from: United Therapeutics


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    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


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    Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC


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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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Why Do We Need Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2? Understanding the Unmet Medical Need

Authors: Dorry Segev, MD, PhD; Vineeta Kumar, MD, FASTFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 12/9/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/9/2023


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