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Challenges in managing HIV in people who use drugs.

TitleChallenges in managing HIV in people who use drugs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKamarulzaman, Adeeba, and Frederick L. Altice
JournalCurrent opinion in infectious diseases
Date Published2014 Dec 8
AbstractHIV management in people who use drugs (PWUD) is typically complex and challenging due to the presence of multiple medical and psychiatric comorbidities as well as social, physical, economic and legal factors that often disrupt the HIV continuum of care. In this review, we describe the individual, health systems and societal barriers to HIV treatment access and care retention for PWUD. In addition, the clinical management of HIV-infected PWUD is often complicated by the presence of multiple infectious and noninfectious comorbidities.
Alternate JournalCurr. Opin. Infect. Dis.

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