Drug treatment as HIV prevention: expanding treatment options.

  title={Drug treatment as HIV prevention: expanding treatment options.},
  author={David S. Metzger and Yan Zhang},
  journal={Current HIV/AIDS reports},
  volume={7 4},
Research conducted during the first 20 years of the AIDS epidemic provided a solid foundation of data supporting methadone treatment as HIV prevention. Drug users in methadone treatment were consistently found to reduce the frequency of drug use, risk behaviors, and infections. These data have been consistent over time and across cultural settings and have been used to promote the expansion of drug treatment as a prevention intervention. More recently, data have emerged suggesting the… CONTINUE READING