When HIV Comes to Your Town

June 13

Hosted by the GPH Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR)

West Virginia is the location of the CDC's "greatest concern" for new outbreaks of HIV. Judith Feinberg, MD, FACP, FIDSA from West Virginia University discusses how we got there, and what we're doing about it.

About the Speaker:
Judith Feinberg, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is the Dr. E.B. Flink Vice Chair of Medicine for Research and Professor of both Medicine/Infectious Diseases and Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. After a long career in HIV/AIDS research, she was recruited to WVU in late 2015 to develop a research program that focuses on the intersection of the injection drug use epidemic and its associated medical (overdose) and infectious (HIV, hep B, hep C, endocarditis) complications. Dr. Feinberg has been Chair of the national boards of both the HIV Medicine Association and the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Dr. Feinberg currently holds three federal (NIH) grants for studies in the management of substance use disorder and the complications of injection drug use, with a particular focus on hepatitis and HIV. Dr. Feinberg is committed to turning the tide on these diseases that are devastating West Virginia.