HIV

Quantum Units Eduation: New CEUs

The HIV Clinic – Providing Quality Care This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on supporting patients in care, clinical management, quality improvement, Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau performance measures, HIV care in correctional settings, and patient education. Youth in Foster Care…

Meth Use on the Rise Among Gay and Bisexual Black and Hispanic Men in New York

Methamphetamine is growing in popularity among gay and bisexual black and Hispanic men in New York, according to The New York Times. Meth can intensify sexual desire while delaying orgasm for hours, the article notes. Previously, the drug was popular among affluent white gay and bisexual men. Meth use moved…

Congress Unlikely to Overturn Ban on Spending Federal Money for Needle Exchanges

Congress appears unlikely to overturn a ban on using federal money for needle exchanges, despite a severe outbreak of HIV and hepatitis due to increased heroin use in several states,The New York Times reports. The ban, put into place in 1988, prohibits federal money from being used to distribute sterile…

Fast-Spreading HIV Outbreak in Indiana Linked to Injection of Painkiller

Health officials in Indiana say a fast-spreading outbreak of HIV in Indiana is largely due to injection drug abuse of the prescription painkiller Opana. The powerful drug is more potent, per milligram, than OxyContin. State health officials said Wednesday they have confirmed 26 cases, and have four additional suspected cases.…

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CEU Courses

New! HIV and Drugs of Abuse Revised CE Course Description This short CE Course is based on an updated research report by NIDA that highlights the state of the science between HIV and drug abuse. New! HIV Update and Special Populations CE Course Description This short CE course on HIV and Special…