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Resources and Tools
Building on last month’s episode about providing HIV and substance use care for people who are incarcerated, this month the Boston Medical Center Team talks with Dr.
Navigating the HIV and substance use systems of care presents a number of unique challenges, many of which can become more complex depending on a person’s housing, employment, mental health, or economic situation.
In response to an increased risk of overdose, several communities in the U.S. are considering establishing spaces for people to use substances safely.
The growing opioid crisis across the United States has resulted in an increase in new HIV diagnoses.
Individuals who have HIV who also use drugs experience increased age-matched morbidity and mortality in comparison with those with HIV who do not use drugs.
This newly released national strategy confronts the rising rates of opioid and non-opioid related fatal overdoses.
This webinar describes systemic barriers faced by patients with HIV and substance use disorders, and discusses steps providers can take to decrease these barriers and support integration of behavioral health and HIV public health interventions.
Keywords: HIV, substance use
This tool contains information about recommended capacities to consider when implementing mental health/substance use care strategies in a clinic or health center.
This ready-to-use training package is designed to provide HIV clinicians (including physicians, dentists, nurses, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of screening patients for at‐risk alcohol and other drug use and conducting a b