Estimating the impact of alcohol consumption on survival for HIV+ individuals.

@article{Braithwaite2007EstimatingTI,
  title={Estimating the impact of alcohol consumption on survival for HIV+ individuals.},
  author={Ronald S. Braithwaite and Joseph Conigliaro and Mark S. Roberts and Steven Shechter and Annette Schaefer and Kathy McGinnis and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen L{\'o}pez Rodriguez and Linda Rabeneck and Kanesha Bryant and Amy C. Justice},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={459-66}
}
Alcohol consumption is associated with decreased antiretroviral adherence, and decreased adherence results in poorer outcomes. However the magnitude of alcohol's impact on survival is unknown. Our objective was to use a calibrated and validated simulation of HIV disease to estimate the impact of alcohol on survival. We incorporated clinical data describing the temporal and dose-response relationships between alcohol consumption and adherence in a large observational cohort (N=2,702… CONTINUE READING