Prior exposure to intimate partner violence associated with less HIV testing among young women - Washio Y, Novack Wright E, Davis-Vogel A, Chittams J, Anagnostopulos C, Kilby LM, Teitelman AM.

Low-income minority women are disproportionately represented among those living with HIV in the United States. They are also at risk for the SAVA (substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS) syndemic issues. Women who have recently given birth are at high ris...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Our findings provide further evidence of the importance of asking MSM clients about the use of psychoactive substances during consultations and tailoring interventions such as pre exposure prophylaxis, more frequent STI screening and substance abuse counseling accordingly. PMID: 30340607 [PubMed - in process]
Source: AIDS Research and Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: AIDS Res Ther Source Type: research
In a week dominated by Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle and the partisan divisions it exposed, the Senate also showed it’s still capable of bipartisan achievements. The Senate on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to address the opioid crisis by a 98-1 vote. The proposal, which passed the House by a margin of 393-8, is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump. Dubbed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the bill marked a rare bipartisan effort to address a national health crisis that has devastated communities all over the country. More than 200,000 people in the United St...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
AbstractThis paper describes a mental health capacity-building partnership between the University of Nairobi (UON) and the University of Washington (UW) that was built upon a foundational 30-year HIV/AIDS research training collaboration between the two institutions. With funding from the US National Institute of Mental Health Medical Education Program Initiative (MEPI), UW and UON faculty collaborated to develop and offer a series of workshops in research methods, grant writing, and manuscript publication for UON faculty and postgraduate students committed to mental health research. UON and UW scientists provided ongoing m...
Source: Global Social Welfare - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conditions:   HIV/AIDS;   Mental Health Issue (E.G., Depression, Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse);   Depression;   Substance Use Intervention:   Behavioral: Counselor delivered telehealth intervention Sponsors:   University of California, San Francisco;   California HIV/AIDS Research Program Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Our Approach Cliffside Malibu is a world class luxury drug and alcohol treatment center. We want you to recover for good, and we do that with seven major factors. 1. We Stand By Our Commitment To Your Success. Our main goal is: We only want you to come to treatment once. 2. We Recognize The Root Cause Of Addiction As Pain/Trauma. Most treatment programs are based on the 12 Step Model. While 12 Step programs have largely been the go-to way to recover from addiction for over 75 years, the model does not address the underlying causes of addiction. While we use 12 Steps as an adjunct to other forms of therapy, we work to help ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Rehab Information Complementary Therapies Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Holistic Treatment Protocols Sob Source Type: blogs
What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very beneficial to addiction therapy because they can be calming, healing outlets to use in place of old behaviors. They support the constant growth of each patient – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Holistic therapy aids in he...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Acupuncture Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Complementary Therapies Drinking Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Holistic Treatment Source Type: blogs
The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon received a Community Health Outreach Award from the NNLM PNR to pilot the use of health information kiosks, aimed at people who are experiencing houselessness in Multnomah County. Here is a report of their project from Steph Miller, Programming Librarian — Technology and Workforce Development. Increasing Access to Credible Health Information for Public Library Patrons Experiencing Houselessness People who are experiencing houselessness come to public libraries to find information and to use the internet. According to local studies in Multnomah County, Oregon, 57 perce...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Funding News from Network Members Public Libraries Source Type: news
One of the most sought-after tickets on Broadway these days is Angels in America, a revival of Tony Kushner’s seminal play about the AIDS crisis and its aftermath. While only a few of us will be fortunate enough to see the show in person, everyone can benefit from the following insight: When the play originally debuted in 1991, HIV/AIDS was considered a death sentence and slapped with a stigma that isolated and ostracized those with the disease and their families. The same type of stigma is happening now with substance abuse and the opioid epidemic. Since 1991, we have learned how to treat, humanize, and support thos...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Abstract The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is the largest health care provider for individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), with>28,000 Veterans with HIV/AIDS enrolled in care. Advances in medical treatment have improved the life-limiting effects of the disease, though many chronic symptoms persist. Comprehensive care is critical to manage the diverse constellation of symptoms. However, many patients face challenges to receiving optimal care due to limited resources, mistrust of health care providers, and/or co-occurring medical, psychiatric, and substa...
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
The following is a guest blog post by Erin Gilmer (@GilmerHealthLaw). With news of Grindr’s sharing of user’s HIV status and location data, many wonder how such sensitive information could be so easily disclosed and the answer is quite simply a lack of strong privacy and security standards for apps.  The question then becomes whether apps that store personal health information should be subject to HIPAA? Should apps like Grindr have to comply with the Privacy and Security Rules as doctors, insurance companies, and other covered entities already do? A lot of people already think this information is protecte...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Digital Health Health Care Healthcare HealthCare IT HIPAA HIPAA General mHealth Mobile Apps Mobile Health Care Aetna Breach CVS Caremark Breach Erin Gilmer Grindr HIV and HIPAA OCR Source Type: blogs
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