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AIDS United at the 2018 National Harm Reduction Conference

Next week, October 18-21, the Harm Reduction Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA. The conference is the most widely attended harm reduction gathering in the nation, and the only conference of its kind in the United States. And AIDS United will be there in full force!

According to the Harm Reduction Coalition, the organizer of the bi-annual conference, this year’s conference “comes at a time when harm reduction, health care, and drug policy reform have entered a dynamic and critical phase. The prescription opioid and heroin overdose epidemic has captured national attention, with renewed focus on transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who use drugs. These trends are reshaping the policy and public health landscapes, making harm reduction more urgent and relevant than ever before.”

Many AIDS United staff, grantees, and partners will share successes, strategies, and stories about their work throughout the conference. AIDS United presentations are listed below. AIDS United will also be on-site to share resources at booth #27, please stop by to say hello!

Learn more about the Harm Reduction Conference here.

Not Able to Attend? Join the conversation virtually on Twitter! Follow along with the conversation using #harmred18 and by following @AIDS_United!


Thursday, October 18

4:00–5:30PM
PANEL: Returning Home: The Intersection Between Reentry, Linkage to HIV Care and Overdose Prevention After Incarceration
Presenters: Katie Kramer, The Bridging Group, Oakland, CA, Emma Roberts, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, Barry Zack, MPH, The Bridging Group, Oakland, CA, Kelly Stevens, AIDS United, Washington, DC
Location: MARDI GRAS E ON 3RD FLOOR

Friday, October 19

5:45–7:15PM
PANEL: HIV Criminalization Beyond Non-Disclosure: Advocacy Toolkits on Intersections with Sex Work and Safe Syringe Access
Presenters: Arpita Appannagari, Center for HIV Law and Policy, New York, NY, Nora Maria Fuller, AIDS United, Washington, DC, Kiefer Paterson, Harm Reduction Coalition, Baltimore, MD, Kate D’Adamo, Boston, Reframe Health and Justice, MA
Location: MARDI GRAS D ON 3RD FLOOR

Saturday, October 20

9:1510:45AM
ROUNDTABLE: Disaster Harm Reduction
Facilitators: Tanagra Melgarejo, Harm Reduction Coalition, Oakland, CA, Paola Barahona, AIDS United, Washington, DC, Rafi Torruella, Intercambios Puerto Rico, Fajardo, PR
Location: MARDI GRAS C ON 3RD FLOOR

9:1510:45AM
WORKSHOP: Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction: What, Why, and How
Presenters: Nora Maria Fuller & Kelly Stevens, AIDS United, Washington, DC
Location: BALCONY K ON 4TH FLOOR

Sunday, October 21

9:30–10:45AM
MIXED PANEL: Bringing Safer Consumption to the U.S.
Moderator: Rajani Gudlavalleti, BRIDGES Coalition
Presenters: Zach Ford & Nora Maria Fuller, AIDS United, Washington, DC, Hector Mata, VOCAL-NY, NY, Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, Baltimore, MD
Location: MARDI GRAS F, G, H ON 3RD FLOOR




Posted By: AIDS United - Wednesday, October 10, 2018



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