Crack cocaine, disease progression, and mortality in a multicenter cohort of HIV-1 positive women.

@article{Cook2008CrackCD,
  title={Crack cocaine, disease progression, and mortality in a multicenter cohort of HIV-1 positive women.},
  author={Judith A. Cook and Jane K. Burke-Miller and Mardge H. Cohen and Robert L. Cook and David Vlahov and Tracey E Wilson and Elizabeth T. Golub and Rebecca M Schwartz and Andrea A. Howard and Claudia Ponath and Michael Plankey and Alexandra M. Levine and D. Grey},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={1355-63}
}
BACKGROUND Longitudinal associations between patterns of crack cocaine use and progression of HIV-1 disease are poorly understood, especially among women. This study explores relationships between crack use and HIV-1 disease outcomes in a multicenter cohort of infected women. METHODS Subjects were 1686 HIV-seropositive women enrolled at six US research centers in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Approximately 80% were non-white and 29% used crack during the study period. Cox survival and… CONTINUE READING