The Twin Epidemics of HIV and Drug Use: Innovative Strategies for Healthy Communities

Washington, DC

Breakfast & Welcome: 8:30am
Conference: 9:00am-6:00pm
Reception: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Registration desk will be open afternoon of July 19 and 7:30 on July 20

Globally, one in ten new HIV infections is attributable to unsafe injection of illicit drugs.  This preconference meeting will highlight innovative programs that take a public health approach to drug use by reducing HIV infection and helping people access services. The meeting will address three interconnected themes:

  • Advances in policing practice and legal reforms that increase access to HIV care and treatment for addiction;
  • Innovations in integrated healthcare services; and
  • The challenges of bringing interventions to scale.

Speakers include:

  • Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • United States Representative Barbara Lee
  • Michel Kazatchkine, University Rene Descartes, Paris, Member of Global Commission on Drug Policy
  • Law enforcement, health practitioners and advocates from Canada, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Russia, USA, and Vietnam

Space is Limited. To pre-register:

Friday, July 20, 2012
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC