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Workshop for the management of users of substances and risks for HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, December 4, 2020. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Centre for Comprehensive Dependency Care (CAIDEP) of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS), with funds from the Country Envelop of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), provided workshop to improve the care and management of patients using HIV/AIDS-related substances. Dr. Ruth Santana, director of CAIDEP, was in charge of organizing the activity, which was conducted virtually.

The workshop, held on December 3 and 4, was aimed at health professionals in the areas of psychology, nursing, social work and psychiatry belonging to the hospital network of the National Health System. Its main objective was to train the health personnel of the hospital network in the management of patients who use substances and, particularly, patients who use opioids.

Four health professionals participated in this training: Doctors Ángel González and Ángel Salvador Santiago from Puerto Rico, and Lic. Kirsi Guerra and Lic.

For both days, the speakers addressed the issue of managing patients who use substances related to HIV/AIDS, highlighting the importance of recognizing this population from a health perspective, as well as the need to manage them as patients within the public health system.     
At the end of the workshop, 107 participants were able to build knowledge and information for the effective management and care of patients who use substances related to HIV/AIDS.