W1050 Impact of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence On Liver Fibrosis in a Prospective Cohort of 6090 HIV+/Hiv- U.S. Veterans

@inproceedings{Lim2008W1050IO,
  title={W1050 Impact of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence On Liver Fibrosis in a Prospective Cohort of 6090 HIV+/Hiv- U.S. Veterans},
  author={J K Lim and Shawn L. Fultz and Joseph L. Goulet and Joseph Conigliaro and Kendall J. Bryant and Adam J. Gordon and Cynthia L. Gibert and David A Fiellin and Amy C. Justice},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND:Liver injury is common among HIV-infected individuals, and often caused by HBV/HCV or HAART. Although alcoholic liver injury is well-described,the impact of varying levels of alcohol consumption is poorly defined. METHODS:The Veterans Aging Cohort Study(VACS) is a longitudinal study of 6090 age/sex matched HIV+/HIVveterans at 8 U.S. sites, with detailed baseline and longitudinal data on HIV/HBV/HCV status, HAART use, and alcohol consumption(AUDIT,CIDI-SAM,ICD-9). Non-hazardous… CONTINUE READING

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