This educational initiative instructs addiction center clinical staff (MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs), counselors, social workers, case managers, peer educators, peer advocates, medical assistants, and nonclinical office staff.
This initiative aims to educate and motivate clinicians and other providers working in substance use disorder (SUD) centers in metropolitan and less-populated areas to increase their clients’ awareness of and access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This program will offer medical and addiction-services specialists’ leading-edge methods for collaboratively reaching people who inject drugs (PWID) and for connecting them to providers of HIV testing and PrEP services.
After completing this activity, the participant should better:
· Demonstrate an understanding of HIV epidemiology and at-risk behaviors among people who inject drugs
· Explain how to determine HIV risk and PrEP eligibility of individuals participating in services for substance use disorder
· Identify how to counsel people who inject drugs regarding HIV prevention, including PrEP options and comprehensive harm reduction
Gregory Felzien, MD, AAHIVS (Course Chair)
Addiction Medicine Physician
Positive Impact Health Center