Protecting the Health of Injection Drug Users - Free Health Lecture
Consider these facts:
• People who inject drugs frequently experience or witness an overdose.
• Injection drug use accounts for about 1 in 10 new HIV/AIDS diagnoses.
Reducing the risk of overdose or HIV transmission among those who inject
drugs needs a combination of approaches. One proven and effective strategy
is for drug users to self-administer medication.
Come learn how drug users can take positive steps to protect their health
by taking medications such as NARCAN® (naloxone) to reverse an overdose
or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV/AIDS. Then hear ways
to advocate for medication access for yourself or a loved one.
bchlectures.org/injection • 303-415-4212
Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Opioid and Chronic Pain Response Program