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Clinical Management of Alcohol Use & Abuse in HIV-Infected Patients

Original Release Date: 12/8/2009
Review Date: 12/17/2010
This presentation reviews the prevalence of alcohol and drug use in the general population and among HIV-infected individuals. We discuss some of the medical problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs with an emphasis on conditions caused or exacerbated by alcohol. Any recommendations made, unless otherwise stated, are based on NYS-DOH clinical standards.
Presenters
  • Thomas Schmidt, PhD, CASAC
    Clinic Administrator
    Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene
  • Thomas Schmidt, PhD, CASAC
    Clinic Administrator
    Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Recognize the importance of alcohol screening for HIV infected patients.
  2. Identify at least three of the areas alcohol use/abuse impacts on clinical management of HIV.
  3. Define at-risk drinking, alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, binge drinking and a "standard drink".
  4. State primary role, with regard to alcohol, of the clinician in the management of the patient who abuses/dependent on alcohol.
Presenter Bios
Thomas Schmidt, PhD, CASAC
Thomas Schmidt is the Clinic Administrator of the Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene. He has been treatment provider and trainer of substance abuse treatment professionals in downstate New York for almost 30 years. His clinical experience is in the medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence. Included in this experience was an eight year period overseeing the provision of primary medical care and case management services to HIV-infected individuals enrolled in methadone treatment programs located in Suffolk County.
Thomas Schmidt, PhD, CASAC
Thomas Schmidt is the Clinic Administrator of the Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene. He has been treatment provider and trainer of substance abuse treatment professionals in downstate New York for almost 30 years. His clinical experience is in the medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence. Included in this experience was an eight year period overseeing the provision of primary medical care and case management services to HIV-infected individuals enrolled in methadone treatment programs located in Suffolk County.