HIV Early Intervention Services
HIV Early Intervention Services provides case management for people with both HIV and substance use problems. Case management services include education, referrals to medical, mental health and substance treatment and overdose prevention. Case managers work with clients to improve overall quality of life by facilitating access to supports such as healthcare, housing, clothing, transportation, food, childcare, medications and recovery.
- Reduce the risk and harm of substance use disorder and HIV
- Provide support and services
Who Is Eligible for HEI Services?
Adults living with HIV who also have substance use problems.
How Do I Get HEI Services?
Call your local outreach, screening, assessment and referral center, local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.
Outreach workers educate people on how to reduce their risk of HIV infection due to the misuse of substances and injection drug use. In addition to HIV prevention education and overdose prevention education, HIV outreach provides:
- HIV and HCV Testing and assessment
- Referrals to:
- Testing for sexually transmitted infections
- Testing for tuberculosis
- Substance use treatment and recovery services
- Mental health
Providers also offer referrals to community supports services for clothing, housing, transportation, child care, food and medication.
Who Is Eligible for HIV Outreach Services?
People at high risk for HIV who misuse substances or who have a substance use disorder.
How Do I Get HIV Outreach Services?
Call or visit your local outreach, screening, assessment and referral provider for your region.
HIV Residential Treatment
The Texas HIV residential treatment program has specialized services for people with HIV infection and a substance use disorder. This statewide program helps you understand how HIV works and provides medical care and treatment for substance use disorder.
What Are the Benefits of HIV Residential Services?
- Living in a safe, medically monitored environment while learning how to manage symptoms of HIV and a substance use disorder
- Developing new skills for coping with the symptoms of HIV and SUD
- Improving social skills
- Learning about community resources to help sustain recovery
Who Is Eligible for HIV Residential Services?
Texas residents 18 and older diagnosed with substance use disorder and HIV positive. Your financial eligibility is based on your income and expenses, and you may need to pay for some services.
How Do I Get HIV Residential Services?
Contact an OSAR in Texas for an assessment and referral, or work with an HEI case manager to get a referral to the program in Dallas (www.homewardboundinc.org/hiv-services.html)
Residential Treatment Resources
- The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator lets you choose the right SUD treatment from a variety of treatment facilities.
- HIV Treatment is a CDC website that explains the benefits of beginning treatment for HIV early and the importance of regular medical care and ongoing treatment. Treatment improves overall quality of life and increases lifespan.
- Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction is a National Institutes of Health website that defines residential treatment and explains services and benefits.