Nutrition Issues in Chronic Drug Users Living With HIV Infection

  title={Nutrition Issues in Chronic Drug Users Living With HIV Infection},
  author={Kristy M. Hendricks and Sherwood L. Gorbach},
  booktitle={Addiction science & clinical practice},
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and chronic drug abuse both compromise nutritional status. For individuals with both disorders, the combined effects on wasting, the nutritional consequence that is most closely linked to mortality, appear to be synergistic. Substance abuse clinicians can improve and extend patients' lives by recommending healthy diets; observing and assessing for food insecurity, nutritional deficits, signs of weight loss and wasting, body composition changes, and… CONTINUE READING


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