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Substance Use and HIV Part 1: Understanding the Connections and Scope of the Problem

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar will review the connections between substance use and HIV. It will summarize the research on how substance use can increase the risk of contracting HIV and present the most recent data on co-occurring prevalence rates. The webinar will examine the disproportionate impact of HIV among LGBTQ, BIPOC, Hispanic, and other disadvantaged populations nationwide and in the Central East region. It will discuss the importance of including HIV prevention programming in substance use prevention services, as well as of providing substance use prevention services to people living with HIV. Additionally, the webinar will introduce key considerations for serving this population, such as the importance of cultural competency and humility. Lastly, it will provide an opportunity for webinar participants to take part in small breakout group discussion of these topics.


  1. Discuss the importance of addressing substance use and HIV together
  2. Review the disproportionate impact of HIV
  3. Explain key considerations for serving people living with HIV
  4. Provide small group discussion and shared learning opportunity




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