American Journal of Infectious Diseases

HIV Medication Adherence and Substance Use: The Smartest Women's Project

Eliot Lopez, Deborah L. Jones, Mary Ishii, Jonathan N. Tobin and Stephen M. Weiss

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2007.240.247

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 3, Issue 4

Pages 240-247

Abstract

Antiretroviral (ARV) medication for substance users has been a controversial issue with respect to whether current substance users can successfully maintain their medication regimens. This study compared ARV adherence across current substance users, former substance users and those with no history or current use and the relative impact of a medication adherence intervention on all three groups. Of the 481 predominantly African American and Latina women from Miami, New York and New Jersey enrolled in the SMARTEST Women

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© 2007 Eliot Lopez, Deborah L. Jones, Mary Ishii, Jonathan N. Tobin and Stephen M. Weiss. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.