Opiates as potential cofactors in progression of HIV-1 infections to AIDS.

@article{Donahoe1998OpiatesAP,
  title={Opiates as potential cofactors in progression of HIV-1 infections to AIDS.},
  author={Robert M. Donahoe and David Vlahov},
  journal={Journal of neuroimmunology},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 1-2},
  pages={77-87}
}
Because of the widely documented association of AIDS with opiate abuse, there is considerable interest in knowing whether opiates alter progression of HIV-1 infections to AIDS. The main reason for this interest is that opiates and opiate-abuse have been shown to have broad influence on immune processes as well as in vitro expressions of HIV-1. This article reviews literature defining the connection between opiate use and AIDS. Basic understanding of the effects of opiates on immune process and… CONTINUE READING