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AIDS-Related Services and Training in Outpatient Mental Health Care Agencies in New York

McKinnon, Karen M.; Cournos, Francine; Herman, Richard; Satriano, James; Silver, Barbara J.; Puello, Isela

Directors of 471 outpatient mental health settings in New York State (82.1 percent of 574 settings located in counties with intermediate to high AIDS case rates) completed a survey about HIV and AIDS services, training needs, and barriers to care. Most of the sites served one to ten persons with HIV infection annually and had staff members who were trained in providing at least one HIV-related service. Nonetheless, 84 percent of the respondents reported
unmet needs for training. The likelihood of providing certain services was significantly increased in sites that were in urban locations, primarily served clients with comorbid alcohol or other drug use disorders, lacked funds for providing condoms, had staff members who were trained in HIV and AIDS services, identified particular HIV training needs, believed clients needed condoms, and viewed HIV-related services as very important.

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Psychiatric Services
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https://doi.org/10.1176/ps.50.9.1225

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Psychiatry
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September 28, 2017