Cocaine and Street Drugs

Alcohol Consumption Linked To HIV Disease Progression, Study Shows

ScienceDaily (Aug. 22, 2007) — Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found a link between alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression in HIV-infected persons. Alcohol use is common among HIV-infected persons, and its impact on HIV disease progression has been examined in in-vitro, animal and human studies. Alcohol may adversely affect immunologic [...]

Cocaine and sigma-1 receptors modulate HIV infection

Cocaine is associated with an increased risk for, and progression of, clinical disease associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Monkeys exposed to alcohol have higher SHIV viral load

Keith Alcorn, Thursday, July 14, 2005 Macaques infected with the simian immunodeficiency virus and exposed to alcohol in their drinking water had significantly higher SHIV viral load after 18 to 24 weeks of alcohol exposure, according to findings from a small study published in the August 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency [...]

Cocaine Accelerates HIV Infection

October 7th, 2008|Published by BRAHA Editor in Interesting Information, Medicine & Health It has been known for more than two decades that many illicit drugs inflict damage on the immune system leaving the body open to a host of opportunistic infections, not the least of which is the HIV virus. Other drugs accelerate the progression [...]

Cocaine Increased Viral Load & Decreased CD4s in Mice

Cocaine Enhances Human Immunodeficiency Virus Replication in a Model of Severe Combined Immunodeficient Mice Implanted with Human Peripheral Blood Leukocytes