Drug Use and HIV Disease

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In this program, participants will explore the relationships between mental health, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Topics covered include: a) the effects of mental health and substance abuse disorders on sexual risk taking; b) the ways in which illicit drug use and mental health issues affect engagement and retention in HIV care; and, c) evidence-based approaches to the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS who struggle with co-occurring disorders. Case study vignettes are used to highlight evidence-based treatment approaches applicable to clinical practice.

This workshop was developed by the HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program of the APA Office on AIDS through funding from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) (Contract No. 280-04-0121).

Part of the Interactive Classroom Program category on our BizVision partner site.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn why and how mental health and substance abuse problems place people at greater risk for HIV infection.
  • Understand how the combined burdens of substance abuse, mental health and HIV affect the lives of HIV-positive individuals.
  • Discover how a theory of syndemics informs practice for delivering holistic care to drug-using HIV-positive individuals.
  • Identify effective interventions for addressing the interplay of substance abuse, mental health burden and sexual risk taking in both HIV+ and HIV- populations.

Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

$87.50 for Non-members
$62.50 for Members/Affiliates
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