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NCJ Number: 120102 Find in a Library
Title: AIDS and Drug Use: Breaking the Link
Journal: AIDS Education and Prevention  Volume:1  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:231-246
Corporate Author: Citizens Cmssn on AIDS for New York City and Northern New Jersey
United States of America
Project Director: C Levine
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Citizens Cmssn on AIDS for New York City and Northern New Jersey
New York, NY 10013
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of the connections between AIDS and intravenous drug use as well as the use of other drugs recommends that individuals, organizations, and local governments endorse the goals of immediate provision of treatment for every drug user who wants it in New York and New Jersey as well as targeted AIDS education and services for all those at risk.
Abstract: Other recommended goals include expanded efforts to draw drug users into treatment; equitable distribution of drug treatment facilities throughout our communities; and increased Federal, State, and local funding supplemented by increased private funding. AIDS, drug use, poverty, and community opposition to treatment facilities are all interconnected. National bodies have all identified intervention in the link between drug use and AIDS as crucial. However, the most formidable barrier to breaking this link lies in pervasive beliefs that the available interventions will not work or are not worth the effort or the money. It is essential to recognize both that addiction is a problem with medical, psychological, economic, and social dimensions and that drug abuse treatment may reduce HIV transmission both through the reduction of needle sharing and through control of sexual behavior. Expansion of a range of drug treatment options is needed, and voluntary counseling and access to HIV testing should be offered as part of treatment. 50 references.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; New Jersey; New York
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