Bridging HIV, HCV, & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Join NAHEWD for a free, monthly 'Brunch & Learn' webinar series scheduled to occur on the second Friday of every month at 12 pm ET through January 2022. Each session will highlight an innovative model and approach to treating substance use disorder (SUD) in people at risk for and living with HIV.
Integration of opioid use disorder and HIV treatment among persons involved in the justice system is not only smart, it is the right thing to do!
Sandra A. Springer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, Yale AIDS Program
The speaker will provide an overview of how integration of medication treatment for opioid use disorder can improve opioid outcomes as well as HIV treatment outcomes among those released from prison and jail.
- Understand the changing epidemiology of opioid and other substance use disorders in the United States and relevance to those being released from prison and jail.
- Understand the impact of opioid and other substance use on HIV epidemics in the United States.
- Understand the importance of screening & diagnosis of opioid use disorder and initiation of FDA approved medication treatments for opioid use disorder in prisons and jails prior to release to the community, including use of newer longacting injectable formulations of medication treatment of opioid use disorder as a way to reduce overdose deaths and to prevent and treat HIV.