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Suicide and Overdose among People with HIV during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Updates and Opportunities for Mitigation

This is session 5 of the AETC Program HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Winter Webinar Series. This webinar will address increases in overdose and suicides in people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand that rates of overdose death have increased around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identify three concrete steps providers can take to address overdose risk in their patients with substance use disorder
  • Identify at least two risk factors for suicidal ideation in patients with HIV
  • Identify at least two factors on how COVID-19 impacts the mental health of people with HIV


Jocelyn R. James, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Harborview Adult Medicine Clinic

Erin M. Miers, PsyD, Psychologist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dartmouth-Hitchcock's HIV Progam

To view the other sessions in this webinar series, click here.

*Certificate of participation is available upon request following completion of this webinar. Continuing education credits are not available for this activity.