The TX/OK AETC is proud to host this FREE online educational training,

"Webcast: HIV Medication Adherence & Substance Abusers"

presented by Anita Scribner, MD, MPH.


Participants will be able to identify challenges for HIV positive persons who abuse substances with regards to medication regimen adherence and identify the effects/contraindications of HIV ART medicines with street drugs.


Webcast Details

Original Broadcast: April 20, 2012

Participants will be able to view the slides, hear audio through computer speakers.  Participants will also able to view interactions with the presenter, chat, and answer polling questions.


Session Recording & Slides

Were you unable to participate in the live session on April 20th?  Or would you like to review the material again?  Good news!  The webcast was recorded and you can access it here! 

Click here to access the recording!



Learning Objectives


  • Identify two adherence challenges when working with substance abusing HIV positive persons.
  • Identify at least two interactions of HIV medications and common street drugs.
  • Name one alternative treatment available for HIV positive persons abusing substances.



Speaker Information

Dr. Anita Scribner graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX in 1994, after completing her Masters in Public Health in 1990 and her BA in Anthropology in 1989. She was a Resident at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN from 1994-1997 and completed her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX from 1997-1999.

Her research experience spanned 7 years from 1989 to 1996. Her work experience includes being a Lab Technician at San Antonio Health District, 1988-1992, a Health Program Specialist at Center for Disease Control in San Antonio, TX 1989-1990, MD for City of Longview Health Authority 1999-present. She volunteers her medical expertise during missionary work to Guatemala, Haiti, and Africa. She has been an Infectious Disease MD for Diagnostic Clinic of Longview since 1999. Dr. Scribner has been the Medical Director and Infectious Disease MD for Special Health Resources for Texas since 2002, serving 23 counties in rural East Texas.



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CE Information

Continuing Education Credits are not available for this training.


Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other health care professionals caring for people with HIV



Event Questions:

Contact Ernesto Guevara

(903-234-8808 ext. 254)

Technical Questions:

Contact Ashley Tijerina (214.590.668)




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