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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Among the most serious health consequences of addiction is the transmission of HIV.

4 out of 10 U.S. AIDS Deaths are related to Drug Use

In addition to the well known risks associated with injection drug use (i.e., transmission through needle and other equipment sharing), are the risks stemming from drug or alcohol intoxication, which can alter a person’s judgment, and increase the probability of high-risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex.

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Among the most serious health consequences of addiction is the transmission of HIV.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Among the most serious health consequences of addiction is the transmission of HIV.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/introduction/among-most-serious-health-consequences-addiction-transmission-hiv

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