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Alcohol Effects On Hiv

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Alcohol/Smoking Effects on HIV

When other professionals are too busy, or have just become a little calloused to OUR need, thank God you are still there, explaining and giving advice that we understand. I've received more info from this site than my doc in 5 years. Thanks so...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Hey Andrew. Thanks for the compliment about the site - although sounds like you need a better relationship with your own provider...?As for cigs and alcohol -- we have no specific link of tobacco smoke to HIV replication. As you mention, there are... Read more »

Effect of alcohol on efficacy of HIV meds &on disease progression

I have AIDS. I have not had alcohol since my diagnosis 8 months ago, at which time I began taking... Read more »

effect of alcohol on HIV test?

If my last exposure was 5 years ago, but I drank a six pack of beer a night , was stressed for five... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

"Heavy" Alcohol Use Affects the Effectiveness of Anti-HIV Meds

At the annual meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, researchers from the University of Miami presented their findings on the impact of heavy alcohol use on anti-HIV therapy. The researchers analysed data from 220 HIV positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Consumption and the Intention to Engage in Unprotected Sex: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Experimental Studies in Canada

To assess whether alcohol could have an independent effect on incidence of HIV/STIs, the authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies that examined the association of blood alcohol content (BAC) and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longitudinal Association of Alcohol Use With HIV Disease Progression and Psychological Health of Women With HIV

The association of alcohol consumption and depression, and their effects on HIV disease progression among women with HIV, were the subjects of the current study. The participants were 871 HIV-positive women recruited in four U.S. cities between 1993... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

The Role of Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV Disease

Although HIV disease and alcohol and drug abuse are distinct illnesses, each profoundly affects the other. Alcohol and drug abuse have been associated with high-risk sexual behavior such as unprotected sexual activity. (1-7 ) Although the... Read more »
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Alcohols effect on progression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am 27 and I was just diagnosed positive on March 4 of this year. I am trying to educate myself as much as possible and I have been reading a great deal about nutrition and it's effect on the progression of the disease. I, however, have not... Read more »

Alcohol Consumption and HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 4 Replies
I like to drink. Not a lot or to excess, usually 2 beers after work to relax and when I go out, I'll do a couple shots with buddies but I wont drink to the point of total inebriation or to the point where I cannot drive. I've actually become quite... Read more »

Anti viral drugs + alcohol

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there any information that due to the effect of anti viral combination treatments that the liver& kidneys cannot process alcohol as quickly ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
the night before I got tested I consumed a lot of alcohol. about 12 hours after i drank I took my HIV test. I was wondering if anyone would know if the alcohol i consumed the night before would have any effect on my test? Would it give me a false... Read more »