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Kaleidoscope of Care: Responding to the Challenges of HIV and Substance Use

August 2004

Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health

A cross-disciplinary training curriculum to increase knowledge and awareness of the relationship between HIV infection and substance use. The training curriculum is designed for HIV medical and substance abuse treatment providers as a Training of Trainers (TOT), with the goal of enhancing their ability to provide interdisciplinary care to their common clients, HIV-infected substance users. The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish and consists of four main modules:

  • Strategies for Engagement and Retention in Care
  • Incorporating Harm Reduction Into our Work
  • Health Promotion and Adherence
  • Interdisciplinary Care

Developed under HRSA SPNS Initiative on substance abuse and HIV/AIDS care. 

Also available in Spanish (Version en español - Un Caleidoscopio de Cuidado y Servicios: Respondiendo a los retos del VIH y uso de drogas). 

Resources are also posted on the Kaleidoscope of Care webpage of Boston University.

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