Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hazardous Alcohol Use Among Persons Living with HIV Across the US in the Current Era of Antiretroviral Treatment.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Hazardous alcohol use is associated with detrimental health outcomes among persons living with HIV (PLWH). We examined the prevalence and factors associated with hazardous alcohol use in the current era using several hazardous drinking definitions and binge drinking defined as ≥5 drinks for men versus ≥4 for women. We included 8567 PLWH from 7 U.S. sites from 2013 to 2015. Current hazardous alcohol use was reported by 27% and 34% reported binge drinking. In adjusted analyses, current and past cocaine/crack (odd ratio [OR] 4.1:3.3-5.1, p < 0.001 and OR 1.3:1.1-1.5, p < 0.001 respectively), marijuana (OR 2.5:2.2-2.9, p < 0.001 and OR 1.4:1.2-1.6, p < 0.001), and cigarette use (OR 1.4:1.2-1.6, p < 0.001 and OR 1.3:1.2-1.5, p < 0.001) were associated with increased hazardous alcohol use. The prevalence of hazardous alcohol use remains high in the current era, particularly among younger men. Routine screening and targeted interventions for hazardous alcohol use, potentially bundled with interventions for other drugs, remain a key aspect of HIV care.
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  • AIDS and Behavior  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Alcohol use, HIV, Hepatitis C, Substance use, Adult, Alcohol Drinking, Alcoholism, Anti-HIV Agents, Binge Drinking, Cigarette Smoking, Cocaine-Related Disorders, Crack Cocaine, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Marijuana Use, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Prevalence, Risk Factors, United States
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    Author List

  • Crane HM; McCaul ME; Chander G; Hutton H; Nance RM; Delaney JAC; Merrill JO; Lau B; Mayer KH; Mugavero MJ
  • Start Page

  • 1914
  • End Page

  • 1925
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 7