This month’s Connecting Care episode discusses the impact of structural racism at the intersection of HIV and OUD care and opportunities to think outside of the box to effect change.
"It's important to have discussions that acknowledge that there's a problem, acknowledge that structural racism truly exists and understand what it is, how it impacts our patients, particularly those who are vulnerable and marginalized and those with substance use disorder as well as living with HIV or at risk for HIV, but taking it one step further and really looking at where we can have an impact. There's this larger issue of structural racism that doesn't involve individuals, it's really about systems, but we can also have an impact." -- Dr. Bisola Ojikutu
Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, an infectious disease physician who has dedicated her career to overcoming racial and ethnic inequity experienced by people living with or at risk for HIV, joins infectious disease and addiction specialists from Boston Medical Center Drs. Alex Walley, Jessica Taylor, and Sim Kimmel.
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