Patterns of substance use among HIV-positive adults over 50: implications for treatment and medication adherence.

@article{Parsons2014PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of substance use among HIV-positive adults over 50: implications for treatment and medication adherence.},
  author={Jeffrey T Parsons and Tyrel J. Starks and Brett M Millar and Kailip Boonrai and David Marcotte},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2014},
  volume={139},
  pages={
          33-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND The population of older adults living with HIV is increasing in the United States. Despite an increased focus on the health of HIV-positive older adults, knowledge about their substance use, a primary risk factor for HIV medication non-adherence, and the association between use, problems associated with use, and adherence behavior, is limited. METHODS Data were collected from 557 HIV-positive adults aged 50 and older in the New York City area via telephone interview. Participants… CONTINUE READING
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