The Complex Interaction Between Methamphetamine Abuse and HIV-1 Pathogenesis

  title={The Complex Interaction Between Methamphetamine Abuse and HIV-1 Pathogenesis},
  author={Ryan Colby Passaro and Jui Pandhare and Han-Zhu Qian and Chandravanu Dash},
  journal={Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology},
The global HIV/AIDS pandemic has claimed the lives of an estimated 35 million people. A significant barrier for combating this global pandemic is substance use since it is associated with HIV transmission, delayed diagnosis/initiation of therapy, and poor adherence to therapy. Clinical studies also suggest a link between substance use and HIV-disease progression/AIDS-associated mortality. Methamphetamine (METH) use is one of the fastest-growing substance use problems in the world. METH use… CONTINUE READING
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