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Jun 16, 2000

What is the possible dangers of antiretroviral therapy with a gallon a week drinker who has Hep B and HIV?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

The danger is not from the antiretroviral therapy, but from the alcohol. It will accelerate the course to cirrhosis and end stage liver disease. The alcohol needs to stop ASAP. Someone who is drinking like that can find help if they want it. There are many chapters of AA all over the country that will be willing to help with recovery. Best of Luck! DTD

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