Alcohol can damage the liver which plays an important role in how the body processes anti-HIV medication. Drinking alcohol may be more harmful for people with HIV than for HIV-negative people.

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    From: Booklets

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    There’s a lot you can do to take care of your health. It’s not just about popping pills.Just as for anybody else, changes to your...

    From: The basics

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  • Alcohol

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    From: Booklets

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    From: HIV treatments directory

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