Druglink article 1993 – Working with HIV illness by Patrick Coyne and Gul Dhanani

A London drug dependency unit where a fifth of the clients were known to be HIV positive emphasises that these clients should have access to the full range of treatment opportunities available to other clients. Experience is that among clients whose drug use is not stabilised, signs of HIV illness can be masked by the effects of drug use. Loneliness and emotional concerns over sexual and intimate relationships are major work areas. Non drug services need training, advice and support in working with this client group.

Working with HIV illness (PDF)