VIDEO: 1: Intersection of Treatment, Prevention, & SUD (1/6/2021)
This virtual event is the first in the upcoming series entitled "Intersecting Epidemics in the Context of Ending the Epidemic: Tackling HIV, Substance Use, and HCV". This series is co-sponsored by the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC), the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD), the Opioid Response Network (ORN), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC).
Session title: Ending the HIV Epidemic: Intersection of Treatment, Prevention, and Substance Use
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the correlation between HIV infection and Substance Use Disorder and the impact on HIV transmission in this special population.
- List the current HIV prevention models available in order to have an impact on the reduction of new HIV infections in the United States.
- Discuss Antiretroviral Therapy Rapid Start for persons diagnosed with HIV as a key strategy for Ending the HIV Epidemic.
Trainings with 60 minutes didactic and 60 minutes interactive. Breakout rooms will be part of the interactive piece and will include case study discussion.
Sharjeel Ahmad, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP, AAHIVS
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director, Positive Health Solutions
Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases
University of Illinois College of Medicine- Peoria
A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.
- Other special populations
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.
- Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
- HIV Transmission Risk Assessment
- Antiretroviral treatment adherence, including viral load suppression
- HIV diagnosis (i.e. HIV testing)
- Linkage to Care
- Hepatitis C
- Medication-assisted therapy for substance use disorders (i.e. buprenorphine, methadone, and/or naltrexone)
- Substance use disorders
- Opioid use disorder