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)


  • Identification of addictive disease and referral to appropriate treatment services is an essential part of the clinical care of patients living with HIV
  • Selection of the appropriate program is based on the drug used, the length and pattern of the patient’s drug use, the patient’s psychosocial characteristics, and local availability (Table 5a, Table 5b)

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