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Hiv Medications And Substance Abuse

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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 abuse treatment offers considerable potential but also faces challenges. HIV Prevention Should Be an... 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 explored the... Read more »
The Well Project

Substance Abuse, Addiction and HIV

Table of Contents Introduction What Do These Terms Mean? Substance Use and HIV How to Know if You Have a Problem With Substance Use What You Can Do Introduction Substance abuse and addiction cause serious health-related problems... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV TREATMENT WITH HISTORY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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
I believe it is of paramount importance that you start HIV treatment when you are ready, regardless of CD4 count. One of the biggest problems we face is starting meds in people who will not remain adherent and then develop resistance to HIV... 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:http://www.tufts.edu/med/nutrition-infection/hiv/health.htmlHIV ReSources:http://www.hivresources.com/Nutrition.htm... Read more »

Substance abuse & HIV

Assuming that intravenous drug use, specifically crystal meth, is habitual and self-destructive, I would like to know just how this habit affects the HIV virus and generally what are the short and long-term effects to the body? ...
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
No specific data to my knowledge on this topic, only epidemiological data.... Read more »

HIV TREATMENT WITH HISTORY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Dear Dr. Pierone,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...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, it makes sense to delay therapy and see if this drop in CD4 count is an aberration or a verifiable trend. If on repeat testing the CD4 count is confirmed to be in this range, then it would be reasonable to begin therapy. Congratulations on your... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 preferred. Salary negotiable. Educ/experience required. EOE Phoenix , arizona

Resume... Read more »

Teenaged Substance

Posted by idiodoprish
One time the thing is out in the open, management might be taken back and the particular person makes a decision not to ever be an addict nowadays. Abstaining from drug usage is the first step inside voyage to restoration it may well require lover... Read more »

partner abuse

Posted by sharlee
Hello,

I am posting here at the suggestion of Cynthia Knox at Bronx AIDS Services.

I am writing an article on same-sex domestic violence for a magazine writing class at Columbia University's. Would anyone be willing to share experiences of... Read more »

I was abused by my father

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am 25yrs old. I was abused by my father till I was 19yrs. Then I stood up for myself & opposed it. But I am scared to tell this to anybody else. U are the first person. He never had intercourse with me but performed oral sex on me but I never... Read more »