Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs Association (CDTPA)

The panel was informed that this association no longer exists.

Drug and Alcohol Nursing Association (DANA)

No response was received.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)

NAATP does not have positions on either of these matters.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

No response was received.

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)

Informal Position: Although NAPHS does not have a formal position on these issues, its view is that the clear nexus between HIV-infected needles and transmission of the virus is so powerful that we can ill afford to ignore any opportunity to intervene in the prevention of the infection.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

AIDS/HIV Statement—Recommendation: HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment efforts must incorporate substance abuse issues into their models. By impairing judgment, alcohol and other drug use leads to increased participation in high-risk activities and contributes to the increase in HIV infection. The sharing of any kind of injection equipment will contribute to the spread of the virus. Additionally, although the percentage of cases resulting from men having sex with men is decreasing, the rate of infection resulting from substance use is increasing, that is, the person with AIDS was an injection drug user or had sex with an injection drug user. HIV/AIDS prevention and education must therefore include needle exchange programs as well as substance abuse prevention efforts that are explicit, relevant, and culturally sensitive. There also needs to be an increase in drug treatment slots, particularly for parents.

All human services and educational institutions, including correctional facilities, have the responsibility to carry out maximum HIV prevention activities, including education and needle exchange and condom accessibility programs, as appropriate.

Agencies should be encouraged to … Provide information on prevention and other issues. All agencies have a responsibility to educate clients

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