Syphilis and Drug User Health Webinar Series
The Syphilis and Drug User Health Webinar Series consists of five monthly sessions where those working on STIs – specifically syphilis – and those working in harm reduction and drug user health will be brought together to learn from each other, share promising practices, and highlight effective cross-sector partnerships. This webinar series is being hosted by NASTAD through the National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center, in partnership with AIDS United, NACCHO, NCSD, and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.
Though preventable, detectable through screening, and treatable, cases of syphilis and congenital syphilis (affecting newborns/acquired during pregnancy) continue to rise across the U.S., with higher prevalence among marginalized people who use drugs. Syphilis can result in serious health consequences for both adults and infants when left untreated. It is critical to address syphilis among people who use drugs to both support their wellness holistically, and also to reverse the trajectory of this STI’s impact nationwide. Our ability to do so, however, depends on STI care and harm reduction collaboration and integration.
The webinar series convenes on the last Tuesday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 PM ET, March 28, 2023 through July 25, 2023.
Watch the series and register for the upcoming webinars:
“If You’re Not Seeing It Yet, You Will: Collaborating to Address Syphilis Among People Who Use Drugs” – Tuesday, March 28, 3-4:30pm ET
“You Can’t Screen Patients Who Won’t Come in”: Taking a Harm Reduction and Whole Person Approach to Care for Pregnant People Who Use Drugs and Promising Practices – Tuesday, April 25, 3-4:30pm ET
Still Trep-in’: Ongoing Responses to Syphilis in Indian Country – Tuesday, May 30, 3-4:30pm ET
State Health Department Innovations at the Intersection of Syphilis & Drug User Health – Tuesday, June 27, 3-4:30pm ET
“Solo Makes You Go Slow”: Local Partnerships Addressing Syphilis Among People Who Use Drugs – Tuesday, July 25, 3-4:30pm ET
Please visit Drug User Health | NASTAD or email DrugUserHealthTA@nastad.org if you have questions about these resources or if you would like to learn more about the Drug User Health team.