Associations between drug use patterns and viral load suppression among HIV-positive individuals who use support services in New York City.

Affiliation

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY, 11101-4132, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Drug use (DU) represents a significant barrier to maintaining physical health among people living with HIV (PLWH). Few studies, however, have examined the relationship between DU over time and HIV treatment outcomes. Such studies are needed because an individual's risk of poor health outcomes may vary with their DU behaviors. We examined associations between DU patterns over time and unsuppressed viral load (VL).

Keywords

Drug use,HIV,Patterns,Viral load suppression,

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