Language is foundational to how we understand and interact with ourselves and others. Unclear language can lead to confusion and inefficiencies, while stigmatizing and prejudicial language leads to harmful practices and dehumanizes people.
Resources and Tools
State Strategies in Action: Building Relationships with Your State Medicaid Agency to Support Peer Services
Interrupting Stigma: A Conceptual Map Depicting Stigma Pathways & Intervening Strategies at the Intersection of HIV and Opioid Use Disorder
Big Ideas: Improving the Health of People Who Use Drugs and People in Recovery is Essential for Ending the HIV Epidemic
Syringe Services Programs: A Technical Package of Effective Strategies and Approaches for Planning, Design and Implementation
Webinar Companion Guide: Strengthening Systems of Care: Supporting People with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder following Incarceration
People First: Fostering Collaborative Language at the Intersections of HIV, Substance Use, and Incarceration
Coordinating Systems of Care for HIV and Opioid Use Disorder: A Systematic Review of Enablers and Barriers to Integrated Service Access, and Systems and Tools Required for Implementation
Individuals who have HIV who also use drugs experience increased age-matched morbidity and mortality in comparison with those with HIV who do not use drugs.