Journal Article

Interventions for HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Infections in Recreational Drug Users

Kenneth H. Mayer, Jag H. Khalsa and Ahmed Elkashef

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 50, issue 11, pages 1505-1511
Published in print June 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/652447
Interventions for HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Infections in Recreational Drug Users

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Recreational drug use and infections are 2 of the major problems in the world today. Both cause serious health problems, such as immunologic impairment leading to opportunistic infections and medical comorbidity, including medical complications associated with, for example, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Effective and safe interventions (prevention and pharmacologic treatment) are possible for drug-dependent patients with single or dual infections with HIV and HCV if patients in drug treatment programs are closely monitored for adherence and compliance to treatment regimens.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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