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)


  • 68% of jail inmates report dependence on or abuse of alcohol or drugs[US DOJ]
  • In 2010, 1.5% of inmates were living with HIV infection or AIDS[Johnson 2016]
  • Treatment of substance use disorder and HIV infection for inmates should follow guidelines for the general population

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