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Evidence shows that drug abuse can worsen HIV consequences in the brain.

Acceleration of HIV Degeneration of Dopamine cells with Cocaine

PET brain scans shown here demonstrate that cocaine abuse accelerates the deficits observed in the dopamine system in patients with HIV.

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Evidence shows that drug abuse can worsen HIV consequences in the brain.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Evidence shows that drug abuse can worsen HIV consequences in the brain.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/hivaids/evidence-shows-drug-abuse-can-worsen-hiv-consequences-in-brain

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