Computerized Counseling Ups Adherence, Lowers Risky Sex
The CARE+ program counsels participants about treatment adherence, HIV disclosure, safer sex, condom use, substance abuse and how adherence affects viral load. & Studies prove it can be a good addition to your normal HIV treatment regimen.
Demand for Addiction Services Could Double in 2014
A surge in the number of drug and alcohol addiction patients could soon overwhelm doctors as the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the health care reform law, or ACA) is fully implemented. In 2014, between 3 million and 5 million addicts will become eligible for insurance coverage.
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HIV and the Power of Escape
Health professor, Perry Halkitis reflects on why some long-term survivors have used sex and substances to cope in the AIDS Generation.
The April/May Issue of POZ is out online!
Featuring: Overcoming substance abuse with HIV, Navigating Treatment as Prevention, & more.
Changes in Messaging, Attitudes on Teen Substance Abuse
Adolescents are now receiving significantly less prevention messaging on drug abuse than before, a study by SAMSHA reports. The study also shows teens’ views on alcohol and marijuana risks have shifted in the last decade.
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