“HIV and Methamphetamine in LA County: The Crisis Continues” Recap

Angela Bartolome, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

May 22, 2019 – Over 170 community providers, educators, policy makers, and stakeholders joined us at St. Anne’s for a training on HIV and methamphetamine in Los Angeles County. Dr. Steve Shoptaw, Director of UCLA CHIPTS and Dr. Ian Holloway of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs opened the morning with remarks laying the groundwork for the training. The day’s agenda included presentations from Drs. Steve Shoptaw, Cathy Reback from Friends Research Institute, Ekow Sey from LAC Division of HIV and STD Programs, and Lello Tesema of LAC Substance Abuse Prevention and Control , highlighting the trends and depth of the Meth Crisis within Los Angeles county. The event concluded with a panel discussion on methamphetamine and stimulant use in special populations.

The meeting agenda, speaker bios, and presentation slides are available for download below. A full video of the training is linked at the bottom of this page. Visit the CHIPTS Facebook page for a mini gallery of the event.

HIV and Meth in LA County: The Crisis Continues Agenda (75 downloads) HIV and Meth in LA County: The Crisis Continues - Speaker Bios (72 downloads)


See the presentations below.

Part of the team that put this event together (Clockwise starting top left): Mike Rizzo, Cathy Reback, Cheryl Barrit, Ricky Rosales, Sandra Cuevas, Damilola Jolayemi, Uyen Kao, Steve Shoptaw, Ian Holloway

HIV and Methamphetamine in LAC and Nationally: The Crisis Continues (107 downloads)
Steve Shoptaw, CHIPTS

Methamphetamine and Other Substance Use Trends among Street-and Venue-recruited MSM from 1999 to 2018 (77 downloads)
Cathy Reback, Friends Research Institute

Trends in Methamphetamine use among at risk populations in Los Angeles County (92 downloads)
Ekow Sey, LAC Division of HIV and STD Programs

Methamphetamine in Los Angeles County: A Public Health Response (88 downloads)
Lello Tesema, LAC Substance Abuse Prevention and Control