The extensive body of literature informing the DSM-5 classification of substance use disorders will be applied throughout this lesson to substance use disorders among persons with HIV. This Core Concept will review the epidemiology of substance use in persons with HIV, examine the risk factors that predispose individuals to substance use disorders, and discuss current diagnostic and treatment paradigms for the most common substance use disorders in the United States.
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