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  • Addiction Recovery and HIV: Finding Synergy

    Adam Viera's picture

    When we talk about HIV and drug addiction, we most often focus on injection drug use (IDU) as a risk factor for HIV transmission. While only 2.6% of the country’s population over the age of 13 reports having injected drugs at some point during their lives1, approximately 10% of new HIV...

  • HIV Meds Update: HIV in Indiana

    Susa Coffey's picture

    This article describes the CDC investigation and response (through October 2015) to the ongoing HIV (and HCV) outbreak in a rural county in Indiana, centered in people who inject opiates (especially the prescription drug Opana [oxymorphone]). The outbreak was first recognized in...

  • HIV and Smoking - A Bad Combination

    John T. Brooks's picture

    This month CDC features an HIV-infected smoker as part of its highly successful anti-smoking campaign “Tips from Former Smokers," which tells the stories of real people harmed by smoking.

    Smoking is among the most prevalent problems affecting HIV-infected patients. CDC estimates that in...

  • The Perfect Storm: Meth Use and the Disease of Caries

    Janet Lent's picture

    Clinical Instructor Pacific AETC Oral Health Program

    As oral health clinicians, many of us are treating large numbers of individuals whose behaviors, past and present, make it challenging to establish and maintain a disease-free oral environment. Nowhere is this more...

  • Improve Your Clinic, Improve Your Care: SPNS Launches New Project

    Sarah Cook-Raymond's picture

    The intersection of opioid abuse, particularly injection drug use, and HIV is well documented and has been since the early days of the epidemic. A newer trend, however, has been nonmedical pain medication abuse.

    Receipt of prescription opioids to treat pain is not uncommon, particularly as...

Day Title
What's New: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning & Addiction
HIV Criminalization in the Lehigh Valley
2017 SE AETC Conference: Battling HIV Through the Care Continuum
Caring for Sexual Minority Populations
Opioid Overdose, Recognition and Response
Triple Diagnoses: Mental Illness, Addiction and HIV
Event type: Webinars
Update: Perinatal HIV Exposure, Opioids Misuse and HIV Testing
Opioids and Pain Management
Event type: Webinars
HIV Learning Network Session – Cannabis and HIV
Event type: Webinars
National Rural Health Day
Event type: Awareness Days
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13th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference: Comprehensive Approaches to Healthier Communities