This resource provides information related to HIV testing and risk assessment for patients who have a history of substance use. Substance misuse and substance use disorders are associated with an increased risk of HIV transmission. While everyone should be tested at least once in their lifetime, patients with a history of substance use should undergo HIV testing regularly and consider biomedical prevention like PrEP or PEP. This pocket guide details these clinical considerations, as well as provide a clear drug and alcohol risk assessment script to aid the clinician in discussing risks and harm reduction with their patients.
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