U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION: Crack cocaine use reduces antiviral therapy use in women with HIV

Law And, Health Weekly
Crack cocaine use decreases adherence to antiretroviral treatment among HIV-infected Black women. "Since the appearance of crack cocaine in the 1980s, unprecedented numbers of women have become addicted. A disproportionate number of female crack users are Black and poor. We analyzed interview data of HIV-infected women greater than or equal to 18 years of age reported to 12 health departments between July 1997 and December 2000 to ascertain if Black women reported crack use more...
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