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May 25, 2010

Alcohol Use Accelerates HIV Disease Progression

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. - AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses - 26(5):511: "Frequent alcohol users (two or more drinks daily) were 2.91 times (95% CI: 1.23–6.85, p=0.015) more likely to present a decline of CD4 to ≤200 cells/μl, independent of baseline CD4 cell count and HIV viral load, antiretroviral use over time, time since HIV diagnosis, age, and gender."