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)


  • Identification of addictive disease and referral to appropriate treatment services is an essential part of the clinical care of HIV-infected patients
  • 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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