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)


  • Pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence combined with alcohol relapse prevention counseling is the most effective treatment for problem drinking and alcohol dependence in non–HIV-infected study populations[Garbutt 2009] but has not been studied in persons with HIV
  • 3 pharmacotherapies are FDA approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence: naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram
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