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Allied Health Sciences Faculty Search Talk: Dr. Roman Shrestha

Thursday, November 8, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm

Storrs Campus
Koons 217

Join us as we welcome four candidates for a new Assistant Professor position focused on health disparities research.

Please join us for the fourth candidate's talk (45 minutes plus 15 minutes of discussion)

"Advancing HIV Prevention & Linkage to Care among People Who Use Drugs: Integrating Behavioral & Biomedical Approaches" Existing methods of HIV prevention for people who use drugs (PWUD) include behavioral approaches to reduce drug- and sex-related risk behaviors. These strategies, however, have not been sufficiently effective in reducing the incidence of HIV, thus emphasizing the need for enhanced primary prevention approaches. The recent advancements in biomedical approaches to prevent HIV, and the growing consensus that neither biomedical nor behavioral interventions alone are sufficient to curb the epidemic has led experts to call for combination approaches to HIV prevention. In this talk, Dr. Shrestha will discuss syndemic health issues that lead to poor access to and underutilization of evidence-based HIV prevention services among PWUD and present an innovative approach to curtail HIV epidemic among this marginalized group – a combination approach that integrates both behavioral and biomedical approaches. Such integrated approach holds significant promise for substantially altering the trajectory of the HIV epidemic in historically underserved populations, such as PWUD.

Contact:

bambi.mroz@uconn.edu

Allied Health Sciences Department (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Health Disparities Institute, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy , UConn Master Calendar

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