Applying HIV Lessons to the Opioid Crisis

August 15, 2019 3:00 pm Eastern Time


Cosponsored with Grantmakers in Health and Substance Use Disorders Funders Collaborative

The nation’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic provides important historical perspectives and lessons for addressing today’s opioid overdose and addiction crisis. The strategies, setbacks, and experience during the early days of the HIV epidemic can help inform effective approaches to current substance use disorder challenges. Join this webinar for a conversation on how issues of access, equity, funding, policy, and stigma have impacted governmental and philanthropic responses to public health epidemics. The speakers will also provide an update on the current data related to the opioid and HIV syndemics. Speakers include Greg Millet of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; Julie Patterson of the AIDS Funding Collaborative; and Monique Tula of the Harm Reduction Coalition.

This webinar is open to FCAA members, GIH’s Funding Partners and Philanthropy Support Partners, and to members of and the Substance Use Disorders Funders Collaborative. If you are not a GIH Funding Partner, please contact Alison Perencevich at to register. If you are a GIH Partner, you can visit the portal to log in and register.