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Questions online: research into cocaine and HIV

The i-Base Q&A information service answered over 2000 questions last year.

This one looks at research about HIV and cocaine use.

Cocaine is widely used. In small amounts most people are lucky and are likely to have limited long-term affects.

But cocaine use by HIV-positive people, in these studies, had a combined negative impact on immune health that may be more significant than for HIV-negative people. And the additional impact on your heart will test your luck even further, with the risks are compounded by cigarettes and alcohol.

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