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Protecting the Health of Injection Drug Users - Free Health Lecture

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  • Event Type:Lectures & Special Events
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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.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: bchlectures.org/injection • 303-415-4212

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Opioid and Chronic Pain Response Program

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Important Information

Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

People 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For updated Vaccine Clinic hours and general vaccine info, please visit our vaccine page.