HIV primary care providers--Screening, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol interventions.

@article{Chander2016HIVPC,
  title={HIV primary care providers--Screening, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol interventions.},
  author={Geetanjali Chander and Anne K Monroe and Heidi M. Crane and Heidi E. Hutton and Michael S Saag and Karen Cropsey and Joseph J Eron and Evelyn Byrd Quinlivan and Elvin H Geng and William Christopher Mathews and Stephen L. Boswell and Benigno Rodriquez and Megan Ellison and Mari M. Kitahata and Richard Moore and Mary E McCaul},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2016},
  volume={161},
  pages={59-66}
}
BACKGROUND Alcohol has particularly harmful health effects in HIV-infected patients; therefore, HIV clinics are an important setting for integration of brief alcohol intervention and alcohol pharmacotherapy to improve patient outcomes. Current practices of alcohol screening, counseling, and prescription of pharmacotherapy by HIV providers are unknown. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey of HIV providers from 8 HIV clinical sites across the United States. Surveys queried knowledge… CONTINUE READING