HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:

Speakers: Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, & Katie Cailleach, RN Dartmouth Hitchcock, Infectious Disease Department
• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP* : An Effective Response for Rural Providers to HIV Prevention.

*PrEP is a prescription which has been shown to be highly effective for preventing HIV.


  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

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Event Details

November 17, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm