HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction Digest
May 10, 2023
NACCHO News and Announcements
Addressing Social Inequities and STI Disparities Webinar Slides
NACCHO recently hosted a webinar, Addressing Social Inequities and STI Disparities. We were joined by Errol Fields, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine. During the webinar, Dr. Fields focused on syphilis and its disproportionate burden on the Black community, as well as how race and sexuality contribute to sexual health disparities, and strategies that can be employed to eliminate those disparities. Slides can be found here.
Check your Stigma at the Door Webinar
Join the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for a webinar, Check Your Stigma at the Door, on Thursday, June 1st, 2023, at 1:30pm EST. During the webinar, Dr. Ina Park will explore and present on how the history and culture of HIV/STIs impacts our perception and attitudes towards HIV/STIs today. She will also discuss how stigma impacts HIV/STI prevention and care and the Mpox outbreak response, and how de-stigmatization is important to reach vulnerable communities.Dr. Park has more than two decades of experience speaking on HIV/STI topics and is well versed in using storytelling and humor to bring these topics to life! It is the hope that participants will learn new and exciting ways to have similar conversations with colleagues and patients. Registration Link: Webinar Registration - Zoom
HIV, STI, and Hepatitis Resources and News
There has been a recent cluster of new Mpox cases in Chicago, and there are concerns about re-emergence of Mpox infections over the summer. Local Health Departments are encouraged to ramp up their Mpox prevention messaging and services. This newsletter reviews current information, resources, and tools pertinent to Mpox prevention and treatment, and includes communication guides for Local Health Departments.
CDC released the 2021 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) full dataset and results. Analyses of the survey results are being released in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Supplement. The supplement includes eleven reports that highlight prevalent and emerging health risk behaviors and experiences among U.S. high school students.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month! NACCHO will be sharing resources throughout the month on social media and other platforms. Check out CDC’s materials here.
May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day! CDC has created several hepatitis testing resources that you can share with your organization and the people you serve. Check them out here: https://bit.ly/3N1fHne
This is a 3-day course for healthcare providers and workers. This includes providers that do not examine patients. There is no cost associated with this course, and it is offered virtually only. Register here.
News to Note
STDs are at a shocking high. How do we reverse the trend? – National Geographic
CDC Mpox: Public Health Partner Update
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 11th at 1pm ET, CDC will host a special addition of the Mpox: Public Health Partner Update to provide the latest information on the national mpox response. Join here.
Although in-person registration for this conference is closed, virtual registration remains open until May 11, 2023. Register here.
The PrEP in Black America Summit is taking place on Friday, May 19th 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm. Register here.