Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C in People with Opioid Use Disorder
May 25, 2023
May 25, 2024
AAPA, ACPE, AMA, CNE, CPE, ASWB, IPCE
There is no fee for this educational activity.
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Among persons living with HIV in the United States, an estimated 15 to 30% have HCV coinfection. For persons living with HIV who have HCV coinfection, liver-related morbidity and mortality is a prominent non-AIDS-related complication—up to 80 to 90% of liver-related deaths in persons living with HIV are attributable to HCV infection-and proper treatment remains a priority. This webinar discusses HIV/HCV co-infection, particularly among people who inject drugs, and evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Discuss the epidemiology of HIV and HCV infections in populations of people who use drugs, particularly those who inject drugs.
- Outline established and emerging strategies to prevent infection in these individuals.
- Evaluate the approach to treatment of HIV and HCV in these individuals.
Mark Sulkowski MD, Johns Hopkins University