Medindia
Advertisement

People Who Have HIV Infection Have a Lower Tolerance for Alcohol Than Uninfected Men

by Bidita Debnath on April 22, 2015 at 12:01 AM
Font : A-A+

People Who Have HIV Infection Have a Lower Tolerance for Alcohol Than Uninfected Men

Men infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS need fewer drinks to feel the effects of alcohol than uninfected men, demonstrates a new study.

"All else equal, people who have HIV infection have a lower tolerance for alcohol than similar people without HIV infection," explained Amy Justice, professor of medicine and public health at Yale University.

Advertisement

It is not clear, she added, whether HIV-infected individuals are simply more susceptible to alcohol or if they achieve higher concentrations of alcohol in the blood from the same number of drinks.

To examine the effects of alcohol on HIV patients, the researchers reviewed data on more than 2,600 men enrolled in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, an ongoing multi-site study of veterans. They analyzed survey responses from both HIV-infected and uninfected veterans, who were asked how many alcoholic drinks it took for them to feel a buzz or high.
Advertisement

The researchers also compared responses from HIV-infected men with unsuppressed or detectable HIV infection versus those with suppressed HIV. The study found that HIV-infected men with detectable virus were more sensitive to the effects of alcohol than both HIV-infected men with suppressed virus and uninfected men.

The findings suggest that there is clearly no safe level of alcohol consumption for people with HIV, and that providers should counsel their HIV-infected patients that they are more susceptible to the harmful effects of drinking, the researchers noted.

The study was published in the journal AIDS and Behavior.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Sedentary Behavior Precipitates Night-Time Hot Flashes
Gonorrhea
World Alzheimer's Day 2021 - 'Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer's
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Oral Health And AIDS Alcoholic Liver Disease AIDS/HIV AIDS/HIV - Epidemiology AIDS/HIV - Clinical Features AIDS/HIV - Health Education AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission AIDS / HIV - Treatment AIDS/HIV- Lab Tests and Faqs Alcoholism 

Recommended Reading
Experts Find Out How, Why Smoking may Lead to Alcohol Addiction
It is a "vicious cycle" where nicotine leads to compulsive behavior and makes people crave for ......
Regular Exercise Reduces Liver Fat, Improves Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
A short, moderate and daily exercise regimen, regardless of volume or intensity, benefits obese and ...
Avoid Junk Foods to Protect Liver from Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Even if you don't drink alcohol, you are at risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a ....
Naturally Occurring Brain Compound can Help Prevent Alcohol Dependence
Researchers have identified a naturally occurring compound in the brain, Neuropeptide Y (NPY), that ...
AIDS / HIV - Treatment
Encyclopedia section of medindia explains in brief about the treatment for AIDS/HIV...
AIDS/HIV
"AIDS is an epidemic disease, a potentially preventable, deadly infection for which there is no cure...
AIDS/HIV - Clinical Features
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about HIV Clinical Features...
AIDS/HIV - Epidemiology
AIDS or HIV is an epidemic disease, a potentially deadly infection that can be prevented with preca...
AIDS/HIV - Health Education
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about AIDS information and health education....
AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission
Encyclopedia section of medindia explains in brief about the prevention for AIDS/HIV...
Alcoholic Liver Disease
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Alcoholic Liver Disease....
Alcoholism
Alcohol use disorder or alcoholism is an inability to control drinking. It can cause short term and ...
Oral Health And AIDS
AIDS has taken on massive proportions in modern times. It is estimated that over 15 million people a...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use