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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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LEARN ABOUT SELF-ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS THAT REDUCE THE RISK OF OVERDOSE OR HIV/AIDS.

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.

Speakers

  • Beth Braig, PharmD, BCACP, with Walgreens Specialty in Boulder • Ellen Tucker, LCSW, with the Beacon Center for Infectious Diseases


Light refreshments will be served.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:
bchlectures.org/injection303-415-4212

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