What happens to the body of an HIV–positive addict?
It’s no secret that the virus of immunodeficiency often occurs in drug users. More than 30% of people who take drugs have a positive HIV status. The risk of contracting this infection is associated with repeated use of disposable instruments intended for intravenous administration of drugs or drugs.
A person with an immunodeficiency virus has very weak immunity, so is it worth it to further undermine one’s health while continuing to use drugs already having HIV–positive status?
The influence of narcotic substances on the course of infection has not been sufficiently studied to date. However, it is clear that a person who continues to use drugs with not the best immunity, clearly does not care about his health. He can be disturbed by sleep and diet (just because of the intake of “substances“), this leads to an even weaker immunity. And, as you know, weak immunity is prone to diseases stronger than usual. Therefore, many people living with HIV often suffer from a cold. Is it even more necessary to expose your body to attacks of infections and viruses for the sake of fleeting “buzz“?
Also, many drugs can increase the side effects of antiretroviral therapy. Under the influence of narcotic substances, you can easily forget to take therapy, and this is fraught with a mutation of the virus and the emergence of resistance (resistance) to antiretroviral drugs. And how to deal with the virus if the drugs stop working on it? That is why it is very important to comply with the schedule of taking therapy, and drink tablets continuously.
Some drugs can influence the effects of drugs. The liver breaks down certain components of the drugs used to fight the immunodeficiency virus. This is especially true for various protease inhibitors and non–nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Drugs slow down the cleavage process, which can lead to a significant overdose of drugs or drugs. Exceeding the tolerable dosage of antiretroviral therapy can cause serious side effects, including coma and death.
When treating it is very important to stop taking intravenous drugs, so if you can give up – throw! But one failure does not improve health. It’s important to follow a diet, stick to a healthy lifestyle and play sports. All this, of course, needs to be done under the strict guidance of a doctor who will help to plan and diet, talk about all sports (or just exercises) that you can do, and also monitor your viral load and adjust the intake of antiretroviral drugs.
Your health is only in your hands! And all the bad habits – it’s a step back, step into the abyss. Think whether the minutes of pleasure from drugs are such serious consequences?