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)


  • All HIV-infected patients should be screened to detect alcohol and other substance abuse disorders (Figure 2) (Table 2)[Buchsbaum 1991; Ewing 1984; Mersy 2003] (Table 3)[Saunders 1993]
  • A substance abuse intervention should be provided when abuse or dependence is identified or suspected (Table 4)

Action required