Special Considerations and Clinical Management of HIV in Patients With Substance Use Disorder

  • Author: Frederick L. Altice, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 2/5/20 (What's New)


  • People with substance use disorder who are living with HIV are at increased risk for infections, such as TB, bacterial pneumonia, skin and soft-tissue infections, and endovascular complications[Alcabes 1995; Altice 2010]
  • Substance misuse–related complications in people living with HIV who use drugs are summarized in Table 1

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