Despite elevated mortality in people with HIV (PWH) using drugs, drug-related deaths are poorly characterized. Among 6764 drug-related deaths, methamphetamine was more common in PWH than others. One in 4 deaths in PWH involved acute infection. Combatting mortality in PWH who use drugs should include stimulant-specific and infection prevention efforts.
Keywords: HIV infections; cause of death; drug overdose; infections.
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