Interrupting Stigma at the Intersection of HIV and Opioid Use Disorder
Stigma and its effects contribute to the syndemics of HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD), acting as a barrier to care for people seeking services. During this webinar, presenters describe the drivers of stigma, how they manifest, and the actions that can be taken to interrupt the different stigma pathways. Speakers from Prism Health North Texas and the Iowa Department of Public Health will share on-the-ground examples of actions their agencies have taken to mitigate the role of stigma on health outcomes. Participants will also learn about a new SSC tool called Conceptual Map Depicting Stigma Pathways at the Intersection of HIV & OUD. This tool focuses on the role of stigma at the intersection of HIV and OUD systems, and introduces opportunities for intervention at the systems level.