Mona-Gekanju Toeque is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician currently pursuing a specialty in Infectious Disease with a focus on HIV/AIDS. In addition, she obtained a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis on Urban Public Health. Research during her public health career was centered on HIV/AIDS awareness within U.S urban communities and the effects of HIV/AIDS awareness amongst Sub-Saharan African nations.
Dr. Toeque’s interest in women’s health and awareness began at the tender age of twelve as a volunteer to a Sexual Health Educator. It was during this period that she learned of the devastating impacts of HIV/AIDS within both the African-American community and Sub-Saharan Africa, she decided to become a part of the solution through advocating for sexual health education and awareness.
Dr. Toeque actively involved herself in non-profit work while obtaining her MPH. She completed certification through the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and offered HIV counseling and testing to the homeless, incarcerated, sex workers, teens and substance abusers in and around Los Angeles County low-income areas.
She firmly believes that sexual health preventative education empowers one’s choices and actions which can ultimately impact sexually transmitted disease rates. Dr. Toeque currently works in Baltimore, Maryland and continues her focus in the area of HIV/AIDS, STD management, and General Infectious Disease. She remains devoted to sexual health promotion and education amongst underserved and under-represented populations.