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Interventions For Alcohol Use And Hiv

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential, name-based HIV reporting.
Ask the Experts

Is it good to drink alcohol as HIV patient?

It has been my qouestion as to whether pepole with HIV can not take in strong drink.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Protect your liver. One drink will probably not hurt you..but how many people have just one drink?Nelson Read more »

how long hiv+??

can you help me estimating how long my partner has been living with HIV. He was been diognised hiv+, am negative together with my children 4 yrs, and 11 mth. the bad thing is that the cd4 is 8 and started taking med (but he still has energy and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...self-reports of multiple sex partners, engagement in unsafe sex, history of sexually transmitted infections and high rates of alcohol use. Thirty-four infections occurred among participants in the drug arm of iPrEx and sixty-six in participants... Read more »

Can drinking alcohol affect HIV test results

I had an HIV test yesterday, just after lunch where I had drank 2 glasses of wine. Will the alcohol from the wine affect the test results? I just read somewhere that drinking too much alcohol can affect the test results, and now I am afraid the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You're worried that two glasses of a fine chardonnay would affect HIV test results? Dude, come on; be reasonable. If that were the case, don't you think you would have been advised by your doctor Read more »

was on anti depressant(citalopram) for two years and was drinking alcohol in the same two years time, before i got tested. WIll that effect my HIV test result or any other STD test results.

Dear Dr. ConwayI had an exposure, and due to the stress, I was on an antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and I was also drinking alcohol everyday again because of the stress. In the morning I used to take citalopram 20 mg everyday and in the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...None of the drugs you are taking (and no drugs that I know of) have any effect on the HIV antibody test results. I would say the same thing about any of the other tests you have undergone. If the results were negative Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Individually Tailored Intervention for HIV Prevention: Baseline Data from the EXPLORE Study

...of a 10-session, individually delivered cognitive-behavioral intervention followed by quarterly maintenance sessions has on HIV incidence rates. The authors tested "both the salience of the factors targeted by the intervention as correlates of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Use, Unprotected Sex, and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Female Sex Workers in China

... "Alcohol use has been suggested to interfere with condom use and to increase sexual risk behaviors," explained the study authors, noting limited Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Behavioral Intervention on Substance Use Among People Living With HIV: the Healthy Living Project Randomized Controlled Study

...study, the researchers examined reductions in substance use in response to an intensive intervention with people living with HIV. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 936 people with HIV in four US cities -- Milwaukee, San Francisco,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Patients' Discussion of Alcohol Use With Their HIV Primary Care Providers

...large U.S. cities from May 2004 to 2005 for this study, whose aim was to investigate how often HIV-positive patients discuss alcohol use with their primary care providers and the factors associated with these discussions. The associations... Read more »
Connect With Others

My blog about hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction

Posted by RicksWorld
...Hi, I'd like to invite anyone who suffers with hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction, or homelessness to join me at my blog, http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com or contact me at Read more »

New to this

Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
...Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much Read more »

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention in Los Angeles

Posted by Anonymous
...Angeles and Orance County is currently hiring for new postions. We have positions available for persons interested in doing HIV prevention work in the Asian and Pacific communities. If you know of someone or would like to suggest a candidate, ... Read more »

HIV, alcohol and patience.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am so worried about being impatient about everthing! I drink alcohol daily and take sustiva and combivir. Will alcohol and also zoloft for depression interact with the alcohol??? I work the afternoon Read more »