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NCJ Number: 119732 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment of Substance Abuse in Patients with HIV Infection (From AIDS and Substance Abuse, P 143-157, 1988, Larry Siegel, ed., -- See NCJ-119722)
Author(s): B G Faltz; S Madover
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The dual diagnosis of AIDS and substance abuse raises serious clinical and ethical issues for health care providers.
Abstract: There are often barriers to the diagnosis and referral for substance abuse treatment in people with HIV infection. The countertransference of treatment providers' fears and perceptions onto their patients is one such barrier. As a result of this, important educational needs of patients can be overlooked or not fully addressed. Essential information needs to be conveyed, regardless of whether or not a patient seeks substance abuse treatment, and early intervention and treatment are essential to minimize risk for HIV infection and transmission to others. Specific issues often addressed for patients with AIDS or ARC by practitioners are the difficulties in pain management, the difficulties of family and loved ones, the need for substance abuse relapse prevention, and the need for coordination of care among agencies. 15 notes.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug dependence; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
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