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September 14, 2009

Tobacco and Alcohol Could Lower Efavirenz Blood Levels

"The study’s authors found that people who smoked tobacco and who were rapid metabolizers had significantly lower blood levels of efavirenz than rapid metabolizers who did not smoke, as well as slower metabolizers. The same was true for rapid metabolizers who drank alcohol. There was also a trend for such individuals to have lower CD4 counts and higher viral loads than nonsmokers and people who did not drink alcohol."

Read more in POZ, September 14, 2009.