Assessment of an AIDS intervention program during drug abuse treatment.
Since 1985, many drug abuse treatment centers and health care providers have implemented special education programs for individuals who inject drugs.
They focus primarily on increasing awareness of the threat of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being spread through drug injection equipment and by sexual activities.
As part of the Drug Abuse Treatment for AIDS Risk Reduction (DATAR) project, the AIDS/HIV Risk Reduction Module was designed to meet these special intervention needs.
This study examined program impact on 110 methadone treatment clients.
Results indicated that for those in treatment less than 4 months, the AIDS intervention program enhanced specialized knowledge about AIDS, aided in the reduction of AIDS-risky behaviors, and enhanced attitudes toward achieving and maintaining abstinence from drug use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Voie intraveineuse, Sevrage toxique, Méthadone, Analgésique narcotique, Traitement substitutif, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Intravenous administration, Poison withdrawal, Narcotic analgesic, Replacement therapy, Sanitary program, Health education, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0607963
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.