Ending the HIV & HCV Epidemics: A Critical Role for Substance Use Providers


This slide set introduces substance use disorder providers to the issues of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and prevention, recognizing the important role that substance use disorder providers play in these areas. This technical assistance resource emphasizes that the guiding principles of substance use care — harm reduction, screening and other prevention interventions, treatment initiation, and linkage to ongoing medical care — are similar to those of viral hepatitis and HIV care. All models focus on patient safety and wellness, with effective medication being critical for the individual’s health and for related public health benefits.

This slide set is ready-to-use to help call attention to and provide support for opportunities to cure HCV. The presentation, which takes approximately 30 minutes, can be given as a standalone training, or can be added to an existing training activity/program. For the full slide set, please complete the request form. If you have additional questions or to request the training, please contact Liz Lazo, NAHEWD Project Coordinator, at [email protected]. To learn more about NAHEWD, visit www.nahewd.org.

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