Conference on “Illicit Drug Use and HIV Risk Among Older Adults”

March 1, 2003 @ 5:00 am

The Columbia University School of Social Work and The Center for Intervention and Prevention Research on HIV and Drug Abuse (CIPRHDA) presented a conference on "Illicit Drug Use and HIV Risk Among Older Adults: Implications for Intervention and Prevention." View video.

Judith Auerbach, the second 2003 Visiting Scholar, gave the keynote address at the conference, during which she presented a general overview of the principles and philopshy of the NIH's approach to HIV prevention science. The conference gathered leading researchers in drug abuse, HIV and aging to:

  • share current state of art knowledge of HIV risks among older adults in relation to illicit drugs,
  • identify gaps of knowledge, and
  • advance HIV and drug abuse research and program agendas for older adults.

The conference was held on Friday, March 7th & Saturday, March 8th, 2003, at the Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY.  For further information about the conference, please visit the Web site.

Dr. Auerbach also gave a presentation on "Overview and Future Directions of HIV Prevention and Research" to interested faculty and students on Monday, March 10th.