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Aug 9
Good News: Booze Doesn’t Affect Treatment Failure or CD4 Count!Although, heavy drinkers are more likely to interrupt their antiretroviral (ARV) regimen.
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Good News: Booze Doesn’t Affect Treatment Failure or CD4 Count!
Although, heavy drinkers are more likely to interrupt their antiretroviral (ARV) regimen.

Click here  to read our aidsmap summary.

Alcohol and drug abuse can create physical and psychological problems for people living with HIV, and for others it can lead to unintentional exposure to the virus. Please take our confidential survey and let POZ know what role alcohol and/or drugs play in your life.

Alcohol and drug abuse can create physical and psychological problems for people living with HIV, and for others it can lead to unintentional exposure to the virus. Please take our confidential survey and let POZ know what role alcohol and/or drugs play in your life.

Treatment News : Heavy Drinking Linked to HIV Transmissions

Changes in Messaging, Attitudes on Teen Substance Abuse
Adolescents are now receiving significantly less prevention messaging on drug abuse than before, a study by SAMSHA reports. The study also shows teens’ views on alcohol and marijuana risks have shifted in the last decade.
To read the article, click here.

Changes in Messaging, Attitudes on Teen Substance Abuse

Adolescents are now receiving significantly less prevention messaging on drug abuse than before, a study by SAMSHA reports. The study also shows teens’ views on alcohol and marijuana risks have shifted in the last decade.

To read the article, click here.

Mixed Messages on Meds and Booze
Many skip their HIV meds when they drink. Here’s why this is a mistake.
Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/Skipping_Meds_401_23220.shtml

Mixed Messages on Meds and Booze

Many skip their HIV meds when they drink. Here’s why this is a mistake.

Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/Skipping_Meds_401_23220.shtml

Dec 3
Mixed Messages
Many skip their HIV meds when they drink. Here’s why this is a mistake.
In the ongoing struggle to improve adherence to HIV medications, alcohol has long been an obvious crux standing in the way of progress. Brian Risley, manager of the treatment education program at AIDS Project Los Angeles, says some of the common refrains he hears from his HIV-positive clients are, “They got drunk, they forgot to take their meds; they went home with somebody and they didn’t bring any meds with them.” Now cutting-edge research has teased out a new component of booze’s detrimental effects on health outcomes: the fact that many people with HIV skip their meds on purpose when they are drinking because they falsely believe that antiretrovirals (ARVs) and alcohol are a toxic mix. 
Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/Skipping_Meds_401_23220.shtml

Mixed Messages

Many skip their HIV meds when they drink. Here’s why this is a mistake.

In the ongoing struggle to improve adherence to HIV medications, alcohol has long been an obvious crux standing in the way of progress. Brian Risley, manager of the treatment education program at AIDS Project Los Angeles, says some of the common refrains he hears from his HIV-positive clients are, “They got drunk, they forgot to take their meds; they went home with somebody and they didn’t bring any meds with them.”

Now cutting-edge research has teased out a new component of booze’s detrimental effects on health outcomes: the fact that many people with HIV skip their meds on purpose when they are drinking because they falsely believe that antiretrovirals (ARVs) and alcohol are a toxic mix. 

Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/Skipping_Meds_401_23220.shtml