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  • HIV and the Power of Escape

    For the men of the AIDS Generation when death was an inevitability, sex and substances provided an escape, not only from the realities of AIDS, but also from the stigma and discrimination experienced by so many of us growing up as gay men.

    10 March 2013 | Huffington Post
  • CD4 Counts Not Affected by Alcohol Consumption

    Consuming alcohol doesn’t appear to have a deleterious effect on CD4 cell counts among people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral  therapy, according to a new Johns Hopkins University study.

    25 September 2012 | AIDSMeds
  • HIV-Positive Drinkers Choose Alcohol Over ART

    Half of HIV-positive drinkers receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) intentionally skipped or stopped taking their medications when they consumed alcohol, in the mistaken belief that combining ART drugs and alcohol is somehow toxic, according to a prospective cohort study.

    12 June 2012 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • Germany: Intoxicating history

    In tracing the modern history of Germany’s policy on intoxicant and drug use, which favours therapy rather than punishment, Cambridge historian Dr Victoria Harris highlights that criminalisation may not be the only route.

    18 May 2012 | University of Cambridge
  • Sexual health teams 'should offer alcohol advice'

    Young people should be given advice on the dangers of alcohol when they access sexual health services, a group of health experts has recommended.

    03 January 2012 | BBC
  • Substance Use Doesn't Increase Risk of Neurocognitive Problems in HIV

    Neurocognitive problems—notably HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND)—are no more likely to occur in illicit substance users compared with non-substance users, according to a report published ahead of print on the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes website.

    12 July 2011 | AIDSMeds
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