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Alcohol and drugs

alcohol and drugs
a glass of wine

Alcohol

Just how much alcohol is it safe to drink if you're living with HIV?

smoking

Smoking

If you have HIV, are on treatment and smoke, your risk of death is doubled.

a line of drugs on a table

Recreational drugs and HIV

Recreational drug use and HIV have been known to be connected for some time.

some meidcation next to a line of drugs

Risky combinations

Interactions between anti-HIV medication and common recreational drugs.

drug use and mental health

Drug use and mental health

Mental health issues often get worse when recreational drugs are added to the mix.

long row of empty alcohol bottles

Problematic drug use

How to beat the drug habit or cut down on your use.