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Hiv Medications And Substance Abuse

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV Remember that you are most in danger of being hurt or killed as you are leaving or immediately afterward. Make your safety (and that of your children) your top priority. Be prepared. If you leave, don't forget your HIV drugs and any other medications you take, medical records, birth certificate, credit cards, checkbook, etc. Assume that anything you leave may end up in the dumpster. It may help to leave an emergency kit with some of...
Ask the Experts

Viral Load Increase

I am HIV+ and have been for 20yrs. My CD4 count has alway been over 600 and my viral load has been undetable. Recently i went for my regular6 month checkup and was told that my viral load is over 1500. I am taking my anti viral medicaton but i do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...spiking is that you've developed resistance to one or more of your current HIV drugs. Resistance can and often does develop when HIV medications are not taken as directed. When you "skip 1 or 2 days a week," you allow the HIV in your body to... Read more »


Dear Dr., I am an adult gay male with seven months sobriety, recovering from addiction to crystal meth. Througout my six years of active addiction my T cell count was anywhere from 800 to 450. Now with seven months clean which includes eating 3...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...count. One of the biggest problems we face is starting meds in people who will not remain adherent and then develop resistance to HIV medications, compromising future treatment options. If you have truly faced your addiction disorder and will... Read more »

Substance Abuse/HIV/Nutrition

I am working as a Meal Planner with a program that offers housing, counseling and meals for HIV+ clients who are also dealing with Substance Abuse. Most of our clients have come off the streets and into care. Where can I look for nutritional...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Try the following websites:Tufts University site on HIV nutrition: ReSources: Read more »

Prevalence of Substance Abuse

I am a social work intern and cannot find any statistics or information about the prevalence of substance abuse among clients who are HIV+ or have AIDS. One of the agencies that I have worked with estimates that 85% of their clients actively have...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine that gave you the 85% figure is probably completely correct about their own clients. Some HIV clinics have very high substance abuse numbers because injection drug use (IDU) and use of cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs predisposes... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Availability of HIV-Related Health Services in U.S. Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

... Because alcohol and drug abuse heightens adolescents' risk of becoming infected with HIV, "substance abuse treatment programs for youths may represent an important site of HIV prevention," the authors wrote. In the current study, they Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse -- A National Challenge

... Table of Contents Overview Recent Findings From HHS Substance Abuse Surveys HHS Programs and Services to Prevent and Treat Substance Abuse HHS Campaigns to Prevent and Treat Substance Abuse Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Linking HIV Prevention Services and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

... Substance abuse treatment is key to helping injection drug users reduce HIV transmission risk. Linking HIV prevention programs and substance Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS

...estimated 22 million Americans age 12 or older are substance dependent or abuse substances. 4 The risk for HIV associated with substance abuse involves more than simply the sharing of IDU paraphernalia. The National Institute on Drug Abuse,... Read more »
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Substance Abuse Counselor Arizona

Posted by Anonymous
...Phoenix Shanti Group Substance Abuse Counselor Treatment team member providing group/individual substance abuse/mental health services in small ASO. Bilingual Read more »

is it safe???

Posted by Jayjay28, 1 Reply
Good evening My friend who was diagnosed HIV positive 5 years ago is not a drug abuser but occasionally does certain substances in terms of Marijuana and Extacy sometimes a little bit of alcohol. Is this okay? Read more »

Unmet needs

Posted by KerryB, 1 Reply
...within areas such as independent living transitions, accessible transportation to services, stigma, employment opportunities, substance abuse and mental illness. What is one or two areas that you feel presents the most problems to an individual... Read more »

Temporary Gig -Talking bout Living w/HIV - SF

Posted by DebL
...about your experience as a person with HIV. You must live in San Francisco, CA or the Bay Area, be between 18-21, and without a substance abuse problem. You will get paid $50 for your time. Contact to schedule your... Read more »