4037.0 Injecting Drug Use and HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The purpose of this session is to explore issues related specifically to injecting drug use in the context of HIV. Presentations will explore the role of HIV/STI prevention, unique techniques to explore for successful treatment, and challenges that continue to face among populations injecting drugs. This session provides the opportunity to understand issues related to injection drug use in the context of the epidemic today. Participants will have opportunities to discuss both primary and secondary prevention.
Session Objectives: Evaluate current needle exchange programs Anaylze predictors of poor health outcomes among injecting drug users
Ariane V. Hollub, PhD, CHES, OTR

HIV prevalence and associated factors among injection drug users in Baltimore: Insight for continued prevention efforts
Danielle German, PhD, MPH, Andrea Villanti, MPH, CHES, Frangiscos Sifakis, PhD, MPH, Vivian Towe, PhD, MSc, MA, Colin Flynn, ScM and David Holtgrave, PhD
Physical victimization and risky sexual partners among drug users in New York City
Alezandria Turner, PhD, Kandice Jones, MPH, Abby Rudolph, MPH, Natalie Crawford, MPH and Crystal Fuller, PhD, MPH
HIV Risk and treatment among opiate injectors
Karen Corsi, ScD, MPH, Sung-Joon Min, PhD, Mark Royer and Robert E. Booth, PhD
Sexual practices, knowledge and perception of risks about sexually transmitted infections in a group of Puerto Rican Baby Boomers Injecting Drug Users
Nirzka Labault-Cabeza, PhD, René R. Dávila-Torres, MS, DBAc, PhDc and Victor Emanuel Reyes-Ortiz, PhDc
Current State of Syringe Exchange Programs in the US: Crisis and Opportunity
Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD, Vivian Guardino, BA, Kamyar Arasteh, PhD, Courtney McKnight, MPH, Judith Milliken, BA and David Purchase

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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