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)


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

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