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How Can Abstaining From Alcohol And Other Drugs Prevent Hiv Infection?

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Alcoholic Liver Disease and HIV

I have recently been diagnosed with two things: alcoholic liver damage (moderate), and HIV. How will my body tolerate the medications? And for how long? Are there any medications for HIV that do not need to go through the liver? Please answer...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...for the liver. Many of the newer drugs developed over the last few years are very "liver friendly"...Obviously you need to cut alcohol out of your life to regain lost liver cells. The liver can regenerate so absence of drinking will help you... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i... Read more »
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Living With Two Diseases: HIV and Alcoholism

...done every drug out there -- including snorting heroin and I could never get enough of anything. I later learned at a drug and alcohol rehab that the experts feel that shame is the root of all addictions and it is what fuels it. I was so... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Between Alcohol Misuse and Risks for HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Multiple Female Sexual Partners in Cape Town, South Africa

... High alcohol consumption rates occurring within the context of high HIV prevalence pose a significant public health challenge in South Africa. 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 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 Read more »
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