Friends of NIDA to host briefing on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse

The briefing will feature research funded by NIDA and address current barriers to reducing the spread of HIV infection

The Friends of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host a congressional briefing in July titled “Treatment as Prevention: HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse.” The briefing, organized by APA’s Science Government Relations Office and sponsored in conjunction with the congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, will be the 17th in the coalition’s Charles R. Schuster Congressional Briefing Series. The briefing will feature research funded by NIDA and address current barriers to reducing the spread of HIV infection. Presenters include Nora Volkow, director of NIDA; Marguerita Lightfoot, co-director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS); Frederick Altice, director of Yale University School of Medicine’s HIV in Prisons Program; and Carlos Del Rio, co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). For more information and to RSVP for the briefing, contact Christine Jamieson.