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UTHealth program expands HIV prevention services to patients with substance use disorders

UTHealth program expands HIV prevention services to patients with substance use disorders
November 7, 2017

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has received $2.5 million to provide prevention and treatment information about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases to people with substance abuse or mental health disorders, according to a press release.

The program, known as the UTHealth HIV Education, Awareness, Referral and Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (UT-HEARTS) Program, will provide vulnerable patients from the Houston Area with HIV testing, counseling and a case manager to assess their needs, according to the release. It will also link HIV-positive patients to care.

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