Characteristics of U.S. Substance abuse treatment facilities offering HIV services: Results from a national survey

Amy Cohn, Cassandra Stanton, Hoda Elmasry, Sarah Ehlke, Ray Niaura

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Abstract

Objective: Substance use disorders are common among persons with HIV/AIDS. This study examined the prevalence and correlates of the provision of four HIV services in a national sample of substance abuse treatment facilities. Methods: Data were from the 2011 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. Results: Prevalence estimates indicated that 28% of facilities offered HIV testing, 26% early intervention, 58% HIV/AIDS education, and 8% special programs for HIV/AIDS. Facilities offering inpatient substance abuse care were more than six times as likely to offer HIV testing but not more likely to offer any other type of HIV service. Facilities offering methadone treatment were 2.5 times more likely to offer HIV services. Conclusions: Given the high rates of substance use among persons with HIV, the prevalence of facilities offering HIV services was low in most domains, with different barriers identified in multivariable models. Integrating comprehensive HIV prevention, testing, and support services into programs that address substance abuse is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-695
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume67
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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