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Author Topic: Problematic use of alcohol more common among HIV-positive people  (Read 1925 times)

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Online Jim Allen

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Problematic use of alcohol more common among HIV-positive people
« on: February 16, 2020, 07:08:58 pm »
Lots I could say about this topic, but ill cut it short with, seek help if you really want to quit and are struggling.

POZ.com write-up in full:
https://www.poz.com/article/common-alcohol-use-disorder-among-people-hiv

In short:

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The new paper indicates that AUD prevalence in the HIV population was 42% in developed nations and 25% in developing nations. The difference between these two figures was statistically significant, meaning it is likely not driven by chance.


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Worldwide, alcohol use disorder (AUD) is apparently much more common among people with HIV compared with the general population. This is the signature finding of the first-ever systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of problematic use of alcohol among HIV-positive individuals around the globe.

AUD, otherwise known as alcoholism, refers to the continuous use of alcohol despite its causing harm and despite repeated attempts to cut back on drinking.

Problematic drinking is of particular concern for people with HIV because research has indicated that heavy alcohol use is associated with poorer adherence to daily antiretrovirals as well as harmful immune activity. AUD may also exacerbate HIVís negative impact on cognitive function and overall quality of life.
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Re: Problematic use of alcohol more common among HIV-positive people
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 10:41:06 am »
Jim,..

Good Article. I've been saying much of what is in this article for a very long time.

I Have lost over a handful of friends, in the past 20 years or so.  All HIV positive, and all alcoholics. The biggest issue, with many of them was adherence, and before you knew it, the medication was doing nothing for them in the end. And liver disease took over.

Problematic drinking is of particular concern for people with HIV because research has indicated that heavy alcohol use is associated with poorer adherence to daily antiretrovirals as well as harmful immune activity. AUD may also exacerbate HIVís negative impact on cognitive function and overall quality of life.

So true above !  The very few remaining people that I know, that are positive, and not drinking any more, have many cognitive issues.

I am not sure, but I think another term for the cognitive issues related to alcohol  is "WET BRAIN". The actual name for this is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. This does not reverse, once you have it, even if you quit drinking.

https://www.discoverynj.org/facts-alcoholic-wet-brain/

Alcoholism and HIV a bad combination. I've seen it first hand many times over again, and it sadly almost  always results in death.

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