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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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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 age 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more on our general vaccine information page.