Substance use and risk of HIV
Oct 25, 2011
I've heard that HIV can be passed through needle usage. What is another way that substance use can cause HIV?
Response from Dr. Fawcett
You are correct that injection drug use is a major risk factor in transmission of HIV. Substance use can also dramatically increase the risk of HIV because it impacts high risk behaviors. Substances reduce inhibitions and therefore increase the likelihood of engaging in unsafe sexual practices.
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