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Bluegrass Care Clinic: Coordinated team-based approach to opioid treatment with HIV primary care
This session is part of NAHEWD's national webinar series Bridging HIV, HCV, and SUD: Innovations in the Field. The series will highlight various innovative models and approaches to treating substance use disorder (SUD) in people at risk for and living with HIV.

This presentation will share the steps the team took to identify gaps in care related to the opioid epidemic and discuss successful approaches. Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Identify possible barriers to addressing opioid use disorder in people with and at risk for HIV.

Describe possible models of care for addressing the opioid epidemic in people with and at risk for HIV.

Nov 12, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Alice C. Thornton
Professor of Medicine @Bluegrass Care Clinic, UK HealthCare
Dr. Thornton completed her medical degree at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She completed her residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Internal Medicine. She then completed her fellowship training with the Division of Infectious Diseases at Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) where she studied the pathogenesis of chancroid. She was recruited to assist in the development of an Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of Kentucky in 1998. Dr. Thornton has successfully acquired four Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded grants – Ryan White Part B, C and D and the Local Performance Site grant of the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center. She is PI of the NIH-funded Reprieve Study – Randomized Clinical Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV.