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May 10, 2023 25 mins

Bruce is joined by Dr. Hannan Braun to talk about substance use disorder and its overlap with the HIV epidemic. They discuss what a substance use disorder is and the risks of HIV for those who inject illicit substances. They also cover the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that is available for those who have a substance use disorder and the benefits for using PrEP. As well, Dr. Braun covers the various options available for treating a substance use disorder and highlights the ways people can recover with successful intervention. He also touches on some of the hurdles that providers face when trying to treat a substance use disorder and some of the ways that providers can help prevent HIV in those who are using substances. 


About Dr. Braun

Hannan Braun, MD, AAHIVS, is an HIV primary care doctor and addiction medicine specialist in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Denver Health in Denver, Colorado. He completed his residency in internal medicine-primary care at Boston Medical Center and a fellowship in addiction medicine at Brown University. His clinical and scholarship interests include low-barrier substance use disorder treatment, HIV prevention for people who use drugs, harm reduction, LGBTQ+ health, and inpatient addiction medicine.



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - 

CDC: Recovery is For Everyone - Substance Use Disorders and HIV -  


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