Katherine Frasca, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Medical School:
  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA) (2007)
Internship:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2012)
Residency:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Infectious Disease (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, PrEP Clinical Program
  • Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Program for the Academic Clinician Educator (PACE), Department of Internal Medicine (2017)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Medicine

Publications

  • Frasca K, Morrow M, Coyle RP, Coleman SS, Ellison L, Bushman LR, Kiser JJ, Zheng JH, Mawhinney S, Anderson PL, Castillo-Mancilla J. Emtricitabine triphosphate in dried blood spots is a predictor of viral suppression in HIV infection and reflects short-term adherence to antiretroviral therapy. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30668713
  • Frasca K, Nassau T, McLaughlin C, Brady KA. Factors Associated with Recent HIV Testing among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Philadelphia: a Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Behavioral Surveillance System Survey. AIDS Care. 2019 Feb;31(2):230-237. PubMed PMID: 30304956
  • Frasca K, Castillo-Mancilla J, McNulty MC, Connors S, Sweitzer E, Zimmer S, Madinger N. A Mixed Methods Evaluation of an Inclusive Sexual History Taking and HIV Prevention Curriculum for Trainees. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jul;34(7):1279-1288. PubMed PMID: 31037543
  • Frasca K, Morrow M, Coyle RP, Coleman SS, Ellison L, Bushman LR, Kiser JJ, Zheng JH, Mawhinney S, Anderson PL, Castillo-Mancilla J. Emtricitabine triphosphate in dried blood spots is a predictor of viral suppression in HIV infection and reflects short-term adherence to antiretroviral therapy. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 May 1;74(5):1395-1401. PubMed PMID: 30668713
  • Frasca K, Nassau T, McLaughlin C, Brady KA. Factors Associated with Recent HIV Testing among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Philadelphia: a Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Behavioral Surveillance System Survey. AIDS Care. 2019 Feb;31(2):230-237. PubMed PMID: 30304956
  • Bonacci RA, Frasca K, Swift L, Sha D, Bilker WB, Bamford L, Yehia BR, Gross R. Antiretroviral Refill Adherence Correlates with, But Poorly Predicts Retention in HIV Care. AIDS Behav. 2016 May;20(5):1060-7. PubMed PMID: 26400078
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Professional Memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Infectious Disease Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0191

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2014)
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (2016)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease
  • Immune System
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Infections
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Immune System - AIDS
  • Immune System - AIDS Immunization
  • Transgender Health
Clinical Interests
HIV, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), LGBTQ health, travel medicine

Care Philosophy
My primary role as a clinician educator is to provide clinical care and medical education to trainees on HIV prevention and treatment. I am the Medical Director of our IDGP PrEP Clinical Program which provides comprehensive HIV prevention care for patients and training for primary care providers. PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, medication taken daily to prevent HIV. We offer TelePrEP, a completely virtual clinical program to provide clinic visits, at-home lab tests including HIV/STI screening and medications for HIV prevention to patients in Colorado. We also provide in-person clinical visits at the IDGP Clinic at Uchealth on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. We have a dedicated PrEP coordinator who can help with accessing and navigating our services. Anyone in Colorado can obtain access to PrEP via state medical insurance assistance and pharmaceutical benefit programs. Our program's goal is to serve our community to empower patients to remain HIV negative and healthy in Colorado!

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA) (2007)
Internships:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Infectious Disease (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
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