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)


  • 68% jail inmates report dependence on or abuse of alcohol or drugs[US DOJ]
  • In 2008, 1.4% of inmates were living with HIV infection or AIDS[CDC 2014]
  • Treatment of substance use disorder and HIV infection for inmates should follow guidelines for the general population

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