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Case 1: Methamphetamine Use and HIV

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A Chronic heavy use of methamphetamine is unlikely to increase his risk of developing chronic neurologic or psychiatric sequelae.

This answer is incorrect. Chronic users of methamphetamine can suffer damage to motor function and auditory memory which may not be reversible, even after long-term cessation of methamphetamine use. In addition, psychiatric disturbances are a well-known complication of chronic methamphetamine use.

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B His use of methamphetamine will probably not increase the likelihood that he will transmit HIV to another person.
C Methamphetamine and nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) do not appear to have significant drug-drug interactions.
D Pharmacologic therapy with citalopram (Celexa) is highly effective and well-established for the treatment of methamphetamine addiction.

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