Special Considerations and Clinical Management of HIV-Infected Drug Users

  • Author: Frederick L. Altice, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • HIV-infected drug users 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 HIV-infected people who use drugs are summarized in Table 1

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