Integrating Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment with HIV Services: Evidence-Based Models and Baseline Descriptions

Bridget S. Murphy, Christopher E. Branson, Judith Francis, Gretchen Chase Vaughn, Alison Greene, Nancy Kingwood, Gifty Ampadu Adjei

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Adolescents with substance use disorders are at high risk for contracting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Adolescence is the period of sexual maturation that compounds the issues associated with infection transmission for this risk-taking group. Integrated treatment models for implementing HIV education, counseling, and testing is a promising approach. This study describes four substance abuse treatment programs of varying levels of care that integrated HIV services for adolescents. Additionally, the evidence-based substance abuse treatment and HIV models are discussed and the baseline characteristics presented. The authors provide a discussion and offer recommendations for service implementation and additional research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-459
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 20 2014



  • HIV
  • adolescents
  • evidence-based models
  • sexual risk
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Sociology and Political Science

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