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Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV | Alcohol Abuse Hazards

Purpose:

To identify potential problems caused by drug or alcohol abuse in a patient receiving antiretroviral therapy for an HIV infection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

risk factors, drug interactions

ICD-10:

B20-B24

Description:

A person receiving antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency viral (HIV) infection may abuse drugs or alcohol. Abuse of drugs or alcohol can seriously impact the effectiveness and success of the therapy that the person is receiving.

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