Online Program

Co-occurring substance use, HIV and/or hepatitis C

Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session focuses on the population with co-occurring substance use disorders (primarily injection drug use) and HIV and/or Hepatitis C virus infection. Presentations will cover the epidemiology and prevention and treatment options for this hard to reach, but extremely important patient population.
Session Objectives: Evaluate progress in placing HIV seropositive persons who inject drugs (PWID) onto antiretroviral treatment (ART) in New York City over the last 15 years Identify major objectives for new harm reduction programs and methods to achieve them Identify HCV incident infections in a sample of people who inject drug and reside in suburbs in southwestern Connecticut during a two year longitudinal study Describe the prevalence of hepatitis C virus among different groups of people who use drugs in New York City

Providing ART to HIV seropositive persons who inject drugs: Implementing “Treatment as Prevention” in New York City   
Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD, Kamyar Arasteh, PhD, Courtney McKnight, DrPH, Jonathan Feelemyer, MS, Aimee Campbell, PHD, Susan Tross, PHD and David C. Perlman, MD
Obstacles in harm reduction implementation: Lessons from founding the Orange County Needle Exchange Program   
Kyle Barbour, MD candidate, Miriam McQuade, MD candidate, Jemma Alarcon, MD candidate, Ivy Ewald, MD candidate and Brandon Brown, PhD, MPH
Incidence and prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection among persons who inject drugs in New York City: 2006-2013   
Ashly Jordan, MPH, Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD, Kamyar Arasteh, PhD, Courtney McKnight, DrPH, Denis Nash, PhD and David C. Perlman, MD

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

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Caucus on Homelessness

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)