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Clinical care of the HIV-infected drug user.

TitleClinical care of the HIV-infected drug user.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBruce, Douglas R., and Frederick L. Altice
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Pagination149-79, ix
Date Published2007 Mar
KeywordsAIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Alcoholism, Analgesics, Opioid, Anti-HIV Agents, Drug Interactions, Hepatitis, Viral, Human, HIV Infections, Humans, Kidney Diseases, Mental Disorders, Nervous System Diseases, Substance-Related Disorders, World Health
AbstractHIV/AIDS and chemical dependency, the latter often intertwined with mental illness, are complex, overlapping spheres that adversely influence each other and the overall clinical outcomes of the affected individual. Each disorder individually impact tens of millions of people adversely, with explosive epidemics described worldwide. This article addresses the adverse consequences of HIV/AIDS, drug injection, the secondary comorbidities of both, and the impact of immunosuppression on presentation of disease as well as approaches to managing the HIV-infected drug user.
Alternate JournalInfect. Dis. Clin. North Am.

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