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UTSA/UTHSCSA awarded $900,000 to prevent substance abuse and HIV/AIDS transmission
Date:1/23/2014

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 23, 2014 -- The UTSA Institute for Health Disparities Research in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Division of Community Pediatrics have been awarded $900,000 in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) for a collaborative project between a Minority-Serving Institution and Community-Based Organization(s) to prevent and reduce Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV/AIDS transmission among young adults.

UTSA and the Health Science Center will be working with two community-based organizations, Black Effort Against the Threat of AIDS Coalition Trust (BEAT AIDS) and San Antonio Fighting Back (SAFB), which will be providing a comprehensive array of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS services to young minority adults. The program is called Oh Snap!

Alcohol and illicit drug use among young adults continues to be an ongoing issue across the nation. Substance abuse in young adults is often accompanied by harmful health, social and academic consequences, which negatively affect those individuals and people in their surrounding communities.

Additionally, substance abuse has been linked to increased risky sexual behaviors, resulting in increased likelihood of HIV infection and transmission.

"We are trying to build a program that is culturally competent to address HIV/AIDS and substance abuse problems among 18-24 year olds in the greater San Antonio region," said Thankam Sunil, UTSA Professor of sociology, director of the UTSA Institute for Health Disparities Research and project director for Oh Snap!. "This collaboration will allow us to intervene in a number of different ways, either through educational programs, face-to-face interventions or by providing brochures and materials to educate young adults about these high-risk behaviors."

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Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio
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