2021 HIV/HCV/SUD Virtual Symposium

HIV/STI update: Where do we go from here?

Presented by: Randolph Hubach, PhD, MPH

Session 1 Objectives:

  1. Assess current HIV/STI trends in the United States​
  2. Evaluate disparities within current trends​
  3. Identify opportunities for research and intervention to address HIV/STI disparities

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Hepatitis C [HCV] Elimination​-Improved Screening and Linkage to Care Approaches

Presented by: Imtiaz Alam, MD

Session 2 Objectives:

  1. HCV elimination goals and reducing disease burden​
  2. HCV screening and testing recommendations​
  3. ​Linkage to care and expanding the HCV care continuum​

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Addressing Substance Use Disorders, HCV and Neuropsychiatric Impairments from a Psychoneuroimmunology Research Perspective

Presented by: Jennifer Loftis, Ph.D.

Session 3 Objectives:

  1. Identify key inflammatory factors that contribute to psychiatric symptoms and cognitive impairments, particularly in the context of SUD and co-morbid viral infection​
  2. Describe current and emerging theories of SUD (alcohol and methamphetamine) and HCV effects on brain and neuropsychiatric function ​
  3. Integrate the role of inflammatory mechanisms in the treatment of SUD, HCV and related neuropsychiatric impairments​

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Dangerous Liaisons: ​The Intersection Between the ​SUD, HCV and HIV Epidemic in Indian Country

Presented by: Jorge Mera, MD, FACP

Session 4 Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand and explain the concept of a Syndemic​
  2. Participants will recognize the interaction of the SUD epidemic in relation to the HCV and HIV epidemics in Indian Country​
  3. Participants will be able to describe interventions to mitigate the SUD, HCV and HIV Syndemic at a Macro (societal), Micro (health system) and individual (health professional) level​

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HIV and Transgender Health

Presented by: Aliza Norwood, MD, AAHIVS

Session 5 Objectives:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of HIV in the transgender community​
  2. Review factors that impact the HIV care continuum specific to transgender individuals​
  3. Discuss the impact of gender-affirming care on HIV prevention and treatment

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