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Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS: Related Resources
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Journal Articles
decorative spacerDirectly observed antiretroviral therapy improves adherence and viral load in drug users attending methadone maintenance clinics: A randomized controlled trial
Berg KM, Litwin A, Li X, Heo M, Arnsten JH. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Sep 8. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerRandomized trial of a community-based alcohol-related HIV risk-reduction intervention for men and women in Cape Town, South Africa
Kalichman SC, Simbayi LC, Vermaak R, Cain D, Smith G, Mthebu J. Ann Behav Med. 2008 Oct 4. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerHIV/AIDS risk reduction counseling for alcohol using sexually transmitted infections clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
Kalichman SC, Leickness CS, Vermaak R, Cain D, Jooste S, Peltzer K. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007;44(5):594-600. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerDrug abuse and HIV/AIDS: international research lessons and imperatives
Winstanley EL, Gust SW, Strathdee SA. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Apr;82 Suppl 1:S1-5.
decorative spacerSubstance use, sexual risk, and violence: HIV prevention intervention with sex workers in Pretoria
Wechsberg WM, Luseno WK, Lam WK, Parry CD, Morojele NK. AIDS Behav. 2006 Mar;10(2):131-7. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerReducing HIV infection among new injecting drug users in the China-Vietnam Cross Border Project
Des Jarlais DC, Kling R, Hammett TM, Ngu D, Liu W, Chen Y, et al. AIDS. 2007 Dec;21 Suppl 8:S109-14. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerThe association between HIV infection and alcohol use: a systematic review and meta-analysis of African studies
Fisher JC, Bang H, Kapiga SH. Sex Transm Dis 2007 Nov;34(11):856-63. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerPrevalence and correlates of HIV infection among female sex workers in 2 Mexico-U.S. border cities
Patterson TL, Semple SJ, Staines H, Lozada R, Orozovich P, Bucardo J, Philbin MM, Pu M, Fraga M, Amaro H, Torre AD, Martinez G, Magis-Rodríguez C, Strathdee SA. J Infect Dis. 2008 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print]
decorative spacerClub Drugs and HIV Infection: A Review
Colfax G, Guzman R. 2006 May 15;42(10):1463-9. Epub 2006 Mar 31.
Guidelines and Best Practices
decorative spacerGuidelines for the Psychosocially Assisted Pharmacological Treatment of Opioid Dependence
WHO. 2009.
decorative spacerSubstance Use in Patients With HIV/AIDS: HIV Clinical Guidelines for the Primary Care Practitioner
Committee for the Care of Substance Users With HIV Infection, New York AIDS Institute, April 2009. [PDF, 2.33MB]
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In: Primary Care of Veterans with HIV, Office of Clinical Public Health Programs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. April 2009.
Policy Reports, Papers, and Briefs
decorative spacerPolicy Guidelines for the Collaborative TB and HIV Services for Injecting and Other Drug Users: An Integrated Approach
decorative spacerCombating the Twin Epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Drug Addiction:Opportunities for Progress and Gaps in Scale
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), January 2008. [PDF, 1.7MB]
decorative spacerBasic Principles for Treatment and Psychosocial Support of Drug Dependent People Living with HIV/AIDS
WHO. 2006.
decorative spacerHarm Reduction Programs in the Civilian and Prison Sectors of the Russian Federation: Assessment of Best Practices.
Open Health Institute, World Bank, 2006. [PDF, 611K]
Provider Education and Training
decorative spacerTreatment and Care for HIV-Positive Injecting Drug Users: Training Course and Manual
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), USAID, WHO Regional Office for Southeast Asia, Family Health International (FHI). 2007. 12-part curriculum covering managing dependence, pain management, ART, adherence, drug interactions, psychiatric conditions, and other aspects of comprehensive care.
Clinician Support Tools
decorative spacerScreening and Ongoing Assessment for Substance Use in HIV-Infected Patients
New York State Department of Public Health, January 2009.
decorative spacerRecreational Drugs and HIV Antiretrovirals: A Guide to Interactions for Clinicians
John Faragon, PharmD, Antonio Urbina, MD. New York/New Jersey AIDS Education Training Center, 2008. [PDF, 4.4MB]
decorative spacerTips for HIV Clinicians Working with Methamphetamine Users
Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center, Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, February 2007. [PDF, 54K]
decorative spacerCase Finding and Secondary Prevention for Substance Users: Clinical Risk Assessment and Screening Guide
Linda Frank and Monica Fisher. Pennsylvania/Mid Atlantic AETC, September 2006.
decorative spacerBuprenorphine in the Context of HIV: Fact Sheet
Sharon Standiff. AIDS Education and Training Center National Resource Center, August 2005. [PDF, 93K]
decorative spacerSubstitution Maintenance Therapy in the Management of Opioid Dependence and HIV/AIDS Prevention
Slide Sets
decorative spacerCrack/Cocaine and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know
AETC Substance Abuse: Stimulants Workgroup. September 14, 2007. Slides and speaker notes.
decorative spacerMethamphetamine and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know
AETC Substance Abuse: Stimulants Workgroup. August 24, 2007.
Program Management Materials
decorative spacerA 'Step-by-Step' Algorithm for the Procurement of Controlled Substances for Drug Substitution therapy
United Nations Regional Task Force on Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS for Asia and the Pacific Executive Committee Meeting. August 2007. [PDF, 494]
decorative spacerGuide to Starting and Managing Needle Programs
WHO, Department of HIV and AIDS. 2007. [PDF,900K]
Patient and Community Education
decorative spacerHow Does Methamphetamine Use Affect HIV Prevention?
Robert Guzman, Pamela DeCarlo. UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), September 2006.
decorative spacerDrugs and HIV
National Institute on Drug Abuse web site provides information about the link between drug abuse and HIV infection for teens and their parents and teachers.
decorative spacerVA National HIV/AIDS Program: Overview of Alcohol and Drugs
Patient tutorial on effects of drugs and alcohol on the immune systems of HIV-positive individuals.
decorative spacerAddiction Training Technology Transfer Center Network
transmits the latest knowledge, skills and attitudes of professional addiction treatment to enhance clinical practice.
decorative spacerAddiction Treatment Forum
Includes articles from Issues Forum, news, events and information, and links.
decorative spacerAl-Anon/Alateen
Following the steps, traditions, and concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous, Alateen is an alcohol recovery program for young people, while Al-Anon's purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Site in English, French, and Spanish.
decorative spacerAlcoholics Anonymous
(AA) An informal society of more than 2 million recovered alcoholics in the United States, Canada, and other countries. Site in English, French, and Spanish.
decorative spacerAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine
Includes information about AIDS and addiction, as well as news, bulletin boards, conferences, practice guidelines, public policy and more.
decorative spacerAssociation for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
(AMERSA) An association of multidisciplinary health care professionals in the field of substance abuse dedicated to improving research and education about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
decorative spacerAustralian Drug Information Network
Provides a central point of access for high-quality web-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organizations in Australia and internationally.
decorative spacerCanadian Harm Reduction Network
The network for individuals and organizations across Canada dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with drugs and drug policies.
decorative spacerCenter for Alcohol and Addictions Studies
At Brown University. Information on training, research, plus links and medical resources.
decorative spacerBurnet Institute
Australian organization that addresses some harm reduction topics as part of their international health work, focusing on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C among injecting drug users.
decorative spacerDanceSafe
Harm reduction site promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community. Focus is on ecstasy (MDMA) and other club drugs. Outreach materials can be downloaded or ordered online.
decorative spacerHarm Reduction Coalition
(HRC) Committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing.
decorative spacerInternational Harm Reduction Association
An international professional association for individuals and associations concerned with the development of drug policies to reduce the harmful consequences of drug use.
decorative spacerInternational Harm Reduction Development Program
(IHRD) A project of the Open Society Institute, IHRD's mission is to diminish the individual and social harms associated with drug use--particularly the risk of HIV infection--through innovative measures based on the philosophy of harm reduction. IHRD currently supports more than 180 projects in over 20 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
decorative spacerLearn the Link
A campaign by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) targeting teens. Includes PSAs, posters, e-cards and Spanish language features.
decorative spacerMe Not Meth
A campaign by the California Methamphetamine Initiative (CMI), a three-year statewide effort created by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) to reduce the abuse of methamphetamine by Californians. Site include interactive are where users can post their stories. Includes state-wide resource directory for recovery and treatment services.
decorative spacerMultidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
(MAPS) A membership-based non-profit research and educational organization assisting scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the risks and benefits of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana.
decorative spacerNarcotics Anonymous
(NA) Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 28,000 weekly meetings in 113 countries. Sites also exist for Cocaine Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, and Marijuana Anonymous.
decorative spacerNational Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(NCADI) The world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA.)
decorative spacerNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
(NIAAA) One of the National Institutes of Health, with information on publications, research programs, and alcohol-related FAQs.
decorative spacerNational Institute on Drug Abuse
(NIDA) One of the National Institutes of Health, features information on drugs of abuse, drug-related legislation, and more.
decorative spacerParents: The Anti Drug
Website of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, an initiative of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids.
Site includes materials designed to help drug users reduce the risks related to their drug use, and to help those working or living with them to give better advice.
decorative spacerSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is focused on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is one of the federal funders of AIDS service organizations in the U.S.
decorative spacerSubstance Use and HIV/AIDS - The Body
Information on interactions between recreational drugs and HIV medications; fact sheets on various drugs; statistics, support groups, and first-person accounts, from The Body.
decorative spacerVaults of Erowid
An vast online library of information about psychoactive plants and chemicals and related topics. Documents include images; research summaries and abstracts as well as full-text journal articles; media articles; experience reports; information on chemistry, dosage, effects, law, health, traditional and spiritual use, and drug testing.