Substance Users


Alcohol and HIV/AIDS (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH)
This resource discusses the relationship between alcohol use and HIV infection.

Drug-Associated HIV Transmission Continues in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Sharing syringes and other equipment for drug injection is a well known route of HIV transmission, yet injection drug use contributes to the epidemic's spread far beyond the circle of those who inject. This fact sheet from the CDC describes the relationship between drug injection and HIV/AIDS and the ramifications for prevention of the disease.

Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS Information (National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH)
This site contains information specifically created for young people and for parents and teachers. It describes risk behaviors, provides links to current research and news, provides information on how to share prevention information. En espanol

Drug Abuse and the link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases (National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH)
This fact sheet describes how behaviors associated with drug abuse, such as sharing needle injection equipment and/or risky sexual behavior associate with drug use, has been central to the spread of HIV/AIDS since the pandemic began more than 25 years ago. En espanol

Effects of Alcohol and HIV Infection on the Central Nervous System (PDF - 374 KB) (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH)
This publication discusses the effects of HIV infection and heavy alcohol use on the central nervous system.

HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse – NIDA’s Featured Publications (National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH)
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This resource provides a list of information resources about HIV/AIDS as it pertains to drug abuse.

HIV/AIDS Information: Substance Abuse (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
A list of resources compile by the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services of general information about substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, specific drugs, and alcohol. Some resources are presented en espanol.

HIV Prevention among Injection Drug Users (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Injection drug use is important in the transmission of blood borne infections (particularly HIV and hepatitis B and C). This web site provides access to materials and resources developed to assist HIV prevention providers working with IDUs and their sex partners. En espanol

Methamphetamine Use and Risk for HIV/AIDS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Methamphetamine use has been linked with increased numbers of HIV infections in some populations. This fact sheet from the CDC provides information on methamphetamine use in the United States and its relation to the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Principles of HIV Prevention in Drug-Using Populations: A Research Based Guide (National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH)
This Guide provides the basic overarching principles that characterize effective HIV/AIDS prevention in drug users. En espanol

Research Report: HIV/AIDS (National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH)
This Research Report is designed to highlight the state of the science and raise awareness of the linkages between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.

Substance Abuse and HIV (HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA)
This resource presents a research Perspective on performance standards and best practices for treatment and care of substance users with HIV.

Last revised: 08/18/2008