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

  • Alcohol use is common among HIV-infected patients and may be associated with poor HIV treatment outcomes[Petry 1999; Azar 2010]
  • Treatment options include behavioral interventions and pharmacotherapy
  • Behavioral Intervention for Alcohol DependencePharmacotherapy for Alcohol Dependence
      Naltrexone
        Acamprosate
          Disulfiram

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