HIV AIDS Information National Library

HIV AIDS Information National Library

HIV AIDS Information National Library

Your health and wellbeing can be affected by the use and abuse of substances that are behavior patterns, including chemicals that can negatively impact addictive tendencies.  patterns of drug use generally refers to the rare and addictive substances. The substance abuse (sometimes called addiction ") generally means that a person uses drugs in ways that are harmful to health and welfare. This is generally related to physical psychological dependence.  

The drug can refer to the use of legal drugs (prescription drugs as pain) and illicit substances (such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine). By using these substances, has launched a risk for the development of tolerance to drugs and ultimately dependence on them. The long-term use of these substances can damage the body including the brain. This damage can result from drugs or things done in terms of use.  For more information, National Institute on Drug Abuse of Drugs, brain and behavior see: the science of affection. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that infects cells of the immune system destruction or disruption of its function. With the advances in infection, the immune system is weakened, and the person becomes more susceptible to infections. the most advanced stage of HIV infection acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It can take 10-15 years for a person infected with HIV develop AIDS, antiretroviral drugs slow the process.  

HIV is transmitted through unprotected sex (anal or vaginal), transfusion of infected blood, sharing needles, and between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. A new report published in AIDS research and human retroviruses reported that frequent use of alcohol is associated with decreased CD4 numbers. This applies to people inside and outside the HIV drugs. Especially alcohol two or more alcoholic drinks daily is associated with a reduction in the number of CD4, reflecting a weakening of the immune system.

These findings are important because they show that excessive drinking has a direct impact on the number of CD4 and that people who drink alcohol, a low CD4 count may be due to poor compliance or treatment failure, but rather alcohol . Certainly makes a case for restricting alcohol consumption among people living with HIV. In an attempt to reduce the number of people who share contaminated needles. Pennsylvania offers needles and syringes without a prescription buy without a prescription at local pharmacies, while trade policy can syrine more convenient and needles for diabetics and others who require syringes to inject himself with prescription drugs, the main reason policy is to reduce the number of people who use and sharing of contaminated needles and syringes to reduce both the number of HIV infections and hepatitis C through sharing needles. Opponents say the policy of intravenous drug users are not looking for clean needles and syringes but fans say they want.

According to the supporting policy is likely to choose the healthy option if anyone and even intravenous drug users. Scott Burris, Professor of Law at Temple University, says the new health policy is formed, who abuse substances must be able to make healthy choices.

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