The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center hosted a conference that brought together regional experts to explore ways to increase awareness of the opioid and Hepatitis C epidemics affecting women and infants in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
In addition to identifying solutions to improve the current care model of clinical and behavioral health care for women of childbearing age who are opioid users, attendees more generally discussed evidence-based care approaches that would increase the quality of care provided to women and identified solutions to improve the current care model of clinical and behavioral health care for women of childbearing age who are opioid users.
The audience included physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, counselors, social workers, and other members of an HIV treatment team. A variety of topics were discussed including: harm reduction/safe injection pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Hepatitis C medication-assisted therapy for substance use disorders (i.e. buprenorphine, methadone, and/or naltrexone), and substance use disorders
To get involved and/or see upcoming events, visit the MAAETC Web site.