Substance use is associated with negative health outcomes including greater HIV risk behavior and poorer health outcomes among individuals living with and at higher risk for HIV. CREW will provide a continuum of substance use screening, education and treatment services and wellness promotion for individuals living with HIV and minority MSM and transgender women regardless of HIV status. These services include community outreach, individual and group education and mental health/substance abuse screening and treatment, care coordination, peer navigation, and HIV/HCV testing. CREW is a 6-month treatment program which uses a harm reduction model.
Investigators: Susan Reif, Sara LeGrand
CHPIR Staff: Beth Stringfield, Elena Wilson
Partners: Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, RAIN