2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Logan Hunkus, PharmD
Project Proposal: A Systematic Approach to Identifying HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Candidates in Primary Care
Logan Hunkus, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy/OSU Division of General Internal Medicine in Columbus, Ohio.
"Despite the high efficacy of HIV PrEP medications, they are only prescribed for 25% of the eligible patient population in the United States with utilization even lower in African American and Latino populations. We hope to address this inequality by improving health care access, providing linguistic and cultural competency, and providing educational material in a non-judgmental way to all eligible patients within our clinic. Through this clinic initiative, HIV PrEP education and care will be provided to all patients regardless of age, gender, race, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion."
"This will be one of the first projects to implement a systematic HIV PrEP screening process for persons of all ages and genders in the primary care setting. We hope this will increase education and access to HIV PrEP medications for various individuals."
“I am honored to receive an Incentive Grant this year and excited to have the opportunity to provide an open environment to our patients while providing the necessary resources, such as interpreters and educational materials, to allow them to make an informed decision about their own care.”