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HIV Testing & Prevention in Syringe Service Programs (SSPs)

Virtually via GoTo Webinar

Persons at risk for HIV are sometimes at risk for other communicable diseases such as Hepatitis C and deal with various issues such as homelessness and substance involvement. Given these interrelated factors, these individuals also face stigma and trauma while accessing care in clinical and non-clinical settings.
How can the system adapt to meet the needs of these priority populations while addressing their medical needs in less stigmatizing and traumatizing ways?
Come learn from specialists in the field about the state of the science and implementation of HIV testing and services in non-traditional settings such as Syringe Service Programs (SSPs). 
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 
  • Understand the needs of structurally vulnerable populations 
  • Learn about the law and policy modifications Washington state made in order to broaden their ability to provide HIV testing and services 
  • See how rural and urban organizations in Washington created programming in services under the modified state laws
Presented By:
Deb Borne, MSW, MD, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Tim Candela, Washington State Department of Health
Patrick Dinwiddie, Washington State Department of Health
Joe Tinsley, Public Health – Seattle & King County
Everett Maroon, Blue Mountain Heart to Heart
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