Alcohol and HIV/AIDS

Alcohol Alert #57

About the Course:

This alcohol alert examines the changing patterns of HIV transmission in the United States; the role of alcohol in transmission of HIV within, and potentially beyond, high-risk related populations, the potential influence of alcohol abuse on the progression and treatment of HIV-related illness; and the benefits of making alcoholism treatment an integral part of HIV prevention programs.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

July 2002


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Alcohol and it’s effect on HIV/AIDS. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the trends in HIV transmission in the United States.

  2. Describe alcohol’s effects on the medical aspects of AIDS.

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