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Drug and Alcohol Use - A Significant Risk Factor for HIV

2014 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Many individuals with HIV currently use drugs or binge drink. Sharing contaminated injection equipment as well as risky sexual behavior (due to impaired judgment) leads to an increased risk of HIV infection among substance users. Therefore, substance abuse treatment is an essential part in preventing the spread of HIV.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Comprehensive website with research and treatment reports and news. Includes a site for teachers and students with educational materials.