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Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for R34 applications seeks to support: (a) pilot and/or feasibility testing of innovative new, revised, or adapted prevention intervention approaches to prevent or delay the initiation and onset of drug and alcohol use, the progression to misuse or problem use or alcohol and other substance use disorder, reduce drinking and driving and deaths related to impaired driving, prevent suicide attempts (nonfatal and fatal), and the drug- or alcohol-related acquisition or transmission of HIV infection and viral hepatitis among diverse populations and sett

Substitution Maintenance Therapy in the Management of Opioid Dependence and HIV/AIDS Prevention

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This report discusses substitution maintenance to manage opioid dependence and prevent HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs). The report explains the epidemiology, nature, and cost to society of opioid dependence as well as a definition and rationale for substitution therapy. The report lists the following drugs used in substitution therapy: methadone, buprenorphine, levo alpha acetyl methadol (LAAM), dihydrocodeine, and diacetylmorphine and explains how they are used.

Reversing the Tide: Priorities for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Central Asia

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This report discusses interventions to control the HIV epidemic in Central Asia at national and regional levels. It explains that four different epidemics exist in Central Asia: drug use, STDs, HIV, and TB, and that these increase the vulnerability of countries in Central Asia to an HIV/AIDS crisis over the next twenty years. The report examines critical gaps that need to be addressed.

How Does Methamphetamine Use Affect HIV Prevention?

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This information sheet discusses HIV prevention for methamphetamine users. It discusses the drug methamphetamine, how its use affects HIV and HIV risk particularly for men who have sex with men, how the methamphetamine affects HIV-infected persons, what is being done, and what are the next steps.

Cuál Es El Efecto Del Consumo De Metanfetamina en La Prevencion del VIH?

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This information sheet discusses HIV prevention for methamphetamine users. It discusses the drug methamphetamine, how its use affects HIV and HIV risk particularly for men who have sex with men, how the methamphetamine affects HIV-infected persons, what is being done, and what are the next steps.

Methamphetamine Use and Risk for HIV/AIDS

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This information sheet discusses how use of the stimulant drug methamphetamine can place users at increased risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. It defines methamphetamine, explains how it is produced, provides statistics on its use in the US, describes its effect on the human body, and compares the drug with amphetamines and cocaine. It also discusses methamphetamine users, in that the drug is popular with young persons of both genders with the largest users being white, and a higher percentage of users being men who have sex with men (MSM).

Deconstructing Tina: A Compendium Guide to Crystal Meth Among Gay and Bisexual Men

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This pamphlet discusses crystal methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual males. It provides basic facts about the drug, its appearance, how it is used, and its effect on the user. It explains why gay and bisexual men use the drug, the harm it causes, the individuals at particular risk for crystal use, the challenges of the drug, and how crystal use impacts the community. The pamphlet also discusses HIV prevalence among users of crystal methamphetamine, the relationship between its use and HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, treatment, and resources for getting help.

Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men – New York City, 2005-2010

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This article reports on a matched case-control study and viral analysis that examined the role of sexual transmission of Hepatics C virus (HCV) among HIV-infected men who have sex with men. In all, 22 case-patients and 53 control subjects were enrolled in the study. Participants completed self-administered questionnaires regarding sexual practices and drug-use behaviors during the 12 months preceding diagnosis or preceding the questionnaire.

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