The purpose of this webinar is to enable participants to increase their knowledge of harm reduction and how it can be utilized to prevent HIV infections among injection drug users.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Describe strategies for utilizing harm reduction to prevent HIV infections among injection drug users (IDUs)
- Discuss best practices for implementing harm reduction for IDUs
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed:
- Behavioral Prevention
- Harm Reduction/Safe Injection
- Substance use disorders
Stuart Fisk, CRNP, MSN
Director, Center for Inclusion Health, Allegheny Health Network
Principal Investigator, Ryan White Grant/Positive Health Clinic
Stuart Fisk has been involved in HIV research, nursing, and prevention since 1988. He has provided hospice, nursing and medical care for persons living with HIV disease since 1992 with a focus on providing care for persons with substance use and mental health disorders. He helped develop programs to provide compassionate and state of the art care for these populations, including Prevention Point Pittsburgh, a syringe exchange program providing a broad range of prevention services for injection drug users in the region. He currently provides primary care for persons with HIV infection at the Positive Health Clinic at Allegheny General Hospital. Stuart is also Director of the Center for Inclusion Health at Allegheny Health Network.