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)


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

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