Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

Beyond Boundaries: Transforming Intimacy Dynamics in Drug Inclusive Relationships

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of how to apply harm reduction principles for people who use drugs (PWUD) to the context of sexual health and relationships. The faculty will review how practicing harm reduction within sexual relationships between PWUD can reduce the risk of HIV, HCV, and other sexually transmissible infections. Participants will learn how to identify possible sexual risk scenarios for their clients, as well as how to discuss sexual harm reduction with clients with the goal of enhancing and maintaining overall health.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Apply harm reduction principles to sexual health contexts.
  • Identify scenarios that may increase drug-using clients’ risk of infectious disease transmission and acquisition.
  • Discuss sexual risk reduction with clients in a manner that is authentic and inclusive.
  • Create sexual harm reduction plans that are tailored to clients’ needs.
  • Mark Robinson, Regional Syringe Service Program Manager for Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc.
  • Monica S. Ruiz, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University (GWU)

Launch Date

October 4, 2023

Expiration Date

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No credit is offered for this training.


There is no cost for this training.

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