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NIDA to Host Satellite Meetings on HIV & Drug Use at the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona


For Release July 5, 2002

WHAT: Under the auspices of the XIV International AIDS Conference, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host a series of satellite meetings to highlight the latest national trends and scientific findings by leading researchers on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.

In addition, on July 7th, NIDA and other components of the National Institutes of Health together with Health Canada, the World Health Organization, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS will co-host Global Research Network on HIV Prevention In Drug-Using Populations: HIV and Drug Use - The Global Situation.
WHO: The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health
WHEN: NIDA Satellite Meetings: Monday, July 8, 2002, through Thursday, July 11, 2002 (agenda follows)

Global Research Network on HIV Prevention in Drug Using Populations: Sunday, July 7, 2002 9.00 - 13.00 (Barcelona time)
WHERE: Fira de Barcelona Conference Center
Barcelona, Spain
WHY: The need to recognize new advancements in the development of effective interventions to address HIV prevention among drug-using populations is a national and international public health priority. These meetings bring together the world's leading researchers on drug abuse and will provide the latest information on what is now known about the intersection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.

Media are invited to attend both NIDA-sponsored meetings. There is a Media Center, Located in Hall 2, which will serve the needs of journalists covering the Conference. Highlights from the agenda for NIDA's Satellite Meetings are attached.

AGENDA

Satellite Meetings
Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in association with the XIV International AIDS Conference
Barcelona, Spain
July 7 - 11, 2002
(all times are local)

Sunday, July 7, 17:00-19:00
Psychostimulant Abuse and HIV Risk
Chairs:
Glen Hanson, Ph.D., D.D.S., Acting Director, NIDA,
Frank Vocci, Ph.D., NIDA/NIH

Monday, July 8, 18:00-21:00
Clarifying the Controversy About Whether Drug Abuse Influences AIDS Progression
Chairs:
Glen Hanson, Ph.D., D.D.S., NIDA/NIH,
Robert Donohoe, Ph.D., Emory University

Monday, July 8, 20:30-22:30
Drug Abuse Treatment as HIV Prevention
Chairs:
Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., NIDA/NIH,
David Metzger, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, July 8, 18:00-20:00
Effects of Drug Use and High Risk Behavior on HIV Transmission Across National Borders
Chair:
Chris Beyrer, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday, July 8, 20:30-22:30
Youth Drug Abuse and HIV Infection in Cultural Context
Chairs:
David D. Celentano, Sc.D., M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University
Vince Smeriglio, Ph.D., NIDA/NIH

Wednesday, July 10, 18:00-20:00
Impact of Health Disparities on HIV Interventions in Drug-Using Populations
Chair:
Henry L. Francis, M.D., NIDA/NIH

Thursday, July 11, 18:00-20:00
HIV Risk Among Transgenders: The Social and Cultural Context of Substance Abuse
Chair:
Deborah Smith, M.D., M.P.H., NIDA/NIH


The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and other topics can be ordered free of charge in English and Spanish by calling NIDA Infofax at 1-888-NIH-NIDA (644-6432) or 1-888-TTY-NIDA (889-6432) for the deaf. These fact sheets and further information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the Home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov.




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