Three Guides for Treating Drug Abuse in People With HIV/AIDS
People with HIV/AIDS who are in treatment for alcohol or drug abuse have specific issues that need to be addressed by clinicians. Everything from rapid HIV testing, testing regulations, cultural competence, and risk factors are important to understand and consider.
Three related guides from SAMHSA include the following:
Advisory: Rapid HIV Testing in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
Describes rapid HIV testing and reviews the benefits of its use in substance abuse treatment facilities. Reviews testing regulations and outlines the procedures for implementing the testing, including factors associated with pretest and posttest counseling.
KAP Keys: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS
Presents guidelines for clinicians providing alcohol abuse and drug abuse treatment to people with HIV/AIDS. Addresses cultural competence, interactions of HIV medications with street drugs and methadone, safety precautions, and reproductive decisionmaking.
Quick Guide: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS
Helps clinicians address issues concerning people with HIV/AIDS who are in treatment for alcohol abuse or drug abuse. Discusses risk factors and prevention, HIV testing, medical and legal issues, culture/gender/sexuality, counseling, and case management.