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)


  • IAPAC guidelines on improving entry into and retention in care in people with HIV infection include the following recommendations regarding those with substance use disorder (Management Guidelines)[Thompson 2012]:
    • Buprenorphine or methadone should be provided to opioid-dependent patients
    • Provision of DAART for PWIDs with HIV if resources available

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