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Dialogue: The Current State of HIV/AIDS in Knox County and the U.S.


COVID-19 and monkeypox are keeping viruses and our knowledge about them at the forefront of our lives and the news. On August's Dialogue, a look at the current landscape of another virus we’ve been talking about since the 1970s: the HIV virus.

Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and WUOT's HealthConnections segment; Meg Gill, Nurse Practitioner with Positively Living / Choice Health Network in Knoxville; Jonathan Johnson, Harm Reduction Manager with the Knox County Health Department and former Program Director and PrEP Navigator with Cherokee Health Systems; and Wanda Montalvo, Senior Fellow and Team Lead of Public Health Integration and Innovation with the National Association of Community Health Centers joined WUOT's Chrissy Keuper for a discussion about the current state of HIV/AIDS in Knox County and the U.S.

More Resources:
Tennessee Department of Health HIV Dashboard
What is PrEP?
Safe Syringe Basics
Syringe Services Programs
Protocol for Responding to & Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks & Experiences (PRAPARE)
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Chrissy is WUOT's News Director, as well as host of monthly talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as a weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. From 2004 to 2015, she served as the station's local host for Morning Edition. In 2019, she returned to the station as the local host for All Things Considered.