“Sex, Drugs & HIV” was presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative on May 21st at the John C. Anderson Apartments. The program was the fourth program offered as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s pilot series of HIV & Aging Updates. As with the previous programs in this series, the content for “Sex, Drugs & HIV” was developed by the LGBT Elder Initiative’s HIV & Aging Community Advisory Committee.

Program attendees were able to discuss issues of substance use and misuse in a safe and supportive environment. “Sex, Drugs & HIV” sought to facilitate discussion amongst attendees about their personal journeys and challenges, while also sharing resources and information from professionals in the field.

“Sex, Drugs & HIV” was presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative and sponsored by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO). Additional support for this HIV & Aging Update was provided by the Philadelphia Gay News.

In the media:

“Gettin’ On” in PGN: Sex, Drugs & HIV

Physical impacts of substance use on HIV

AIDS.gov
Substance Abuse/Use
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/substance-abuse-use/

American Addiction Centers
Substance Abuse & HIV/AIDS
http://americanaddictioncenters.org/substance-abuse-hiv/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV and Substance Use in the United States
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/substanceuese.html

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Drugs, Alcohol & HIV
http://www.hiv.va.gov/patient/daily/alcohol-drugs/single-page.asp

Alcohol research Center on HIV
Information for Those Living with HIV
https://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/alcohol-research-center-on-hiv/information-those-living-hiv-4

AIDS Action Committee
Recreational Drugs, Addiction and HIV
http://www.aac.org/get-info/health-library-topics/recreational-drugs.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Mental Health and Psychosocial aspects of substance use among HIV+ populations

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/substance-abuse/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/niaaa-guide/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Mental and Substance Use Disorders
http://www.samhsa.gov/disorders

Medic8
Social Effects of an Addiction
http://www.medic8.com/drug-addiction/social-effects.html

Mental Health America
Co-occurring Disorders
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/co-occurring-disorders

Recovery

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Recovery and Recovery Support
http://www.samhsa.gov/recovery

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Self-Help, Peer Support, and Consumer Groups – Self-Help Groups (Addiction)
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/link-focSelfGP

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Opioid Treatment Program Directory
http://dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/directory.aspx

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Treatment and Recovery
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Helping a Family Member or Friend
https://www.ncadd.org/family-friends/there-is-help/helping-a-family-member-or-friend

Community Resources

William Way Community Center – Recovery Meetings
http://waygay40.org/recovery-meetings/

Mazzoni Center – Addiction and Recovery Services
https://www.mazzonicenter.org/counseling-and-recovery-services/addiction-and-recovery-services

Comhar
http://comhar.org/

Prevention Point Philadelphia
http://ppponline.org/

Gaudenzia
http://www.gaudenzia.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa.org/

Crystal Meth Anonymous
http://crystalmeth.org/

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.na.org/