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February 24, 1999

Use of Antiretroviral Therapy by Intravenous Drug Users With HIV

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;281(8):699-701. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-8-jbk0224

To the Editor: Dr Celentano et al1 reported that current IDUs and those recently incarcerated were less likely to receive protease inhibitors (PIs), but patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were more likely to receive PIs. We conducted a study to determine characteristics associated with failure to receive PIs and found similar results.