Substance Use and Adherence Among People Living with HIV/AIDS Receiving cART in Latin America

@article{Boni2016SubstanceUA,
  title={Substance Use and Adherence Among People Living with HIV/AIDS Receiving cART in Latin America},
  author={Raquel Brandini De Boni and Bryan E Shepherd and Beatriz Grinsztejn and Carina C{\'e}sar and Claudia P. Cort{\'e}s and Denis Padgett and Eduardo Gotuzzo and Pablo F Belaunzar{\'a}n-Zamudio and Peter F Rebeiro and Stephany N. Duda and Catherine C. McGowan},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={2692-2699}
}
This cross-sectional study describes substance use prevalence and its association with combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) adherence among 3343 individuals receiving care at HIV clinics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. A rapid screening tool evaluated self-reported 7-day recall of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine use, and missed cART doses. Overall, 29.3 % individuals reported having ≥1 alcoholic drinks, 5.0 % reported any illicit drug use… CONTINUE READING