Methadone Maintenance as a Setting for Treating Drug Abusers With HIV Infection


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Abstract

This article discusses the role of methadone maintenance treatment in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic. Methadone maintenance is useful in both preventing HIV infection and treating HIV-infected patients. Treatment programs can use special techniques to cope with the difficulties of these patients Treatment can be effective and can also provide a platform for delivering medical services to HIV-infected drug abusers

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