Relationship between Substance Abuse and HIV & AIDS

  • Sharing of needles by substance abusers can lead to HIV infection and AIDS
  • Substance abusers stand a high risk of spreading HIV &AIDS through sexual intercourse
  • Substance use is known to impair a person’s judgment and for this reason the person may expose himself/herself to the virus
  • The uncontrollable properties of psychoactive substances lead to sexual and other high risk behaviors that individuals might otherwise avoid

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