The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Matrix: HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Web Resources

HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Services

Goals of SAMHSA's HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis Programs

The growing numbers of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS makes it important to get the latest word out about problems related to the illness, prevention and its treatment. Comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment includes a variety of complementary components to help drug-using populations increase their protective behaviors and reduce their risks for HIV/AIDS as well as other blood-borne infections, such as Hepatitis C (HCV), and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).


  • To make an impact on curbing the nation's HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • To disseminate knowledge about the mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS and the ethical issues of providing services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • To identify effective approaches for delivering mental health services to people living with HIV/AIDS and disseminate these findings to health care providers who serve the HIV/AIDS population.
  • To improve the health outcomes of people living with HIV/AIDS who also have a mental and substance use disorder

Last Update: 9/24/2008