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>RECOVERY NEWS<< Yale Physicians Receive $4.1 Million Grant to Study New Acoholic Treatment for HIV-Positive Inmates

Posted Oct 28 2009 12:00am

In a press release, Yale University Office of Public Affairs announced they’ve been awarded a grant for researching a new alcoholic treatment option for HIV positive inmates:

Two Yale School of Medicine physicians have been awarded a $4.1 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a new pharmacological treatment for newly released HIV-positive inmates with alcohol dependence who are transitioning back into the community.

The U.S. prison population is disproportionately impacted by HIV and by alcohol and drug abuse. A majority of HIV-positive inmates also have substance abuse disorders. Though many are treated successfully for both HIV and substance abuse while incarcerated, they face enormous challenges when released.

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