Event

Date:

November 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM to November 20, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Details:

NEW LOCATION: Zoom Platform

Webinar Title:  Pharmacotherapy of Addiction Integrated with HIV Treatment Upon Reentry into the Community from Prison Improves Outcomes

Speaker:  Sandra Springer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease, Yale AIDS Program, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Access the Zoom link here:   https://bit.ly/ReturningCitizens2

Meeting number/Access Code:  126 600 0267

Password:  FridayNov20

Join by Phone:  1-650-479-3208   Call-in toll number  (US/Canada)

 

This program will describe health disparities in the current United States prison and jail systems, including a higher prevalence of substance use disorders and HIV when compared to the general population, and the impact of the current opioid epidemic fueling new HIV epidemics across the country. In addition, it will review the current FDA approved medications that effectively reduce opioid and alcohol use and that, when combined with HIV treatment, can improve HIV outcomes for persons released from prison and jail, thereby advancing the goals of the National Ending the HIV Epidemic Plan.  The presentation will also highlight specific sex/ gender disparities related to initiation and retention on medication treatment for substance use disorders.  Finally, we will provide an overview of current research projects that are evaluating how to improve linkage to substance use, PrEP, and HIV treatment services in the community upon reentry for persons being released from prison and jail.

 

Sponsored by the Interagency Work Group on Drinking and Drug Use in Women and Girls

 

 

 

Location:

Online Webinar

Event Category: Lecture