HIV Among Drug Using Populations: A Global Perspective

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) convened a global consultation meeting on prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS among drug using populations from 11-12 January 2010 in Washington, DC. The goal of this symposium is to present key outcomes from the consultation meeting to HIV and AIDS scientists attending the AIDS 2010. The session is intended to advance understanding of the neurobiology of drug use and HIV risk behavior, the role of substance abuse treatment as HIV prevention-pharmacological and behavioral therapies, the "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain" strategy, the elements of comprehensive HIV prevention in substance users, particularly injecting drug users. The symposium will also provide an overview of PEPFAR's Evolving Strategy to Prevent HIV among Persons Who Inject Drugs. At the conclusion of the joint IAS/NIDA Symposium IAS/NIDA fellowships will be awarded.

Presentations in This Session:

Introductory Remarks
Jacques Normand (United States)

Drug Addiction: a Brain Disease Associated with High Risk Behavior
Nora Volkow (United States)

PEPFAR's Evolving Strategy to Prevent HIV Among Persons Who Inject Drugs
Eric Goosby (United States)
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
U.S. Government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Substance Abuse Treatment is HIV Prevention
Charles O'Brien (United States)

HAART as Prevention for Injecting Drug Users
Julio Montaner (Canada)

Concluding Remarks and Award Granting


Nora Volkow (United States)
Julio Montaner (Canada)

Award Recipients:

  • Elena Dukhoulinova (Russia)
  • Jonathan Claud Ipser (South Africa)
  • Shusen Liu (China)
  • Brandon Marshall (Canada)
  • Adhi Nurhidayat (Indonesia)

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