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National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Drug use has been linked to HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic, and NIDA is committed to supporting research that leads to new, effective approaches for the prevention and treatment of HIV in drug abusers.
NIDA’s AIDS Research Program supports these efforts by coordinating the development of NIDA’s research priorities as well as collaborations across NIH, Health and Human Services (HHS), and other Federal agencies. For example, NIDA is testing the “Seek, Test, Treat and Retain” model of care within vulnerable populations, including the criminal justice system, to establish effective strategies to identify HIV-infected individuals, link them to the care they need, and support them throughout their ongoing treatment programs. NIDA has partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to accelerate research discoveries into clinical practice through the Blending Initiative. NIDA has also developed outreach activities such as the Drugs + HIV – Learn the Link campaign for teens and young adults to educate them about the role drug abuse plays in the spread of HIV in the United States. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about how NIDA is committed to achieving an “AIDS-free generation.”
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NIDA’s AIDS Research Program - Learn how NIDA’s AIDS Research Program supports an innovative and multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS research portfolio.
Research Report: HIV/AIDS - Explores the link between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS and discusses treatment options, populations most at risk, and trends in HIV/AIDS and what to do to counter these trends.
DrugFacts: HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse: Intertwined Epidemics - Describes how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use also put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases.
NIDA grantees discuss research on the link between substance abuse and HIV/AIDS - Interviews from some of NIDA's top grantees studying the link between substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.
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Last revised: 05/01/2012