The Stanford–Santa Clara County Methamphetamine Task Force
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease with immunological and neuropsychiatric implications including depression, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. Significant social factors such as poverty, stigma, and rejection are also frequently encountered. Further complicating the picture, substance abuse in HIV/AIDS is not uncommon, affecting not only the patient but also the health and well-being of the community. Methamphetamine has been a major challenge in many western states, and its link to HIV/AIDS is well documented, both as a risk factor for infection and a contributor to morbidity in those already infected. The Stanford–Santa Clara County Methamphetamine Task Force was founded in 2004 by providers on the frontline to address this complex problem.
KeywordsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Methamphetamine Neuropsychiatry Neurocognitive disorders Public health Community psychiatry
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