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Alcohol consumption patterns and HIV viral suppression among persons receiving HIV care in Florida: an observational study

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, September 2017
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Title
Alcohol consumption patterns and HIV viral suppression among persons receiving HIV care in Florida: an observational study
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Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13722-017-0090-0
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Authors

R. L. Cook, Z. Zhou, N. E. Kelso-Chichetto, J. Janelle, J. P. Morano, C. Somboonwit, W. Carter, G. E. Ibanez, N. Ennis, C. L. Cook, R. A. Cohen, B. Brumback, K. Bryant

Abstract

Alcohol consumption has been associated with poor antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence but less is known about its relationship to HIV viral suppression, or whether certain drinking patterns have a stronger association than others. The objectives of this study were to determine the association of different patterns of alcohol consumption to HIV viral suppression and ART adherence, and to determine whether any associations of alcohol with HIV viral suppression were mediated by poor ART adherence. This observational study used baseline data from 619 HIV+ participants, recruited across 8 clinical and community settings across Florida as part of the Florida Cohort from 2014 to 2016. Alcohol consumption was measured by self-report, and grouped into four categories: heavy drinking (>7/week for women or >14 drinks/week for men); binge, but not heavy drinking (≥4 or >5 drinks/occasion for women and men, respectively), low level drinking (neither heavy nor binge), and abstinence. Serum HIV RNA measurements were obtained from statewide HIV surveillance data, and durable viral suppression was defined as achieving HIV viral suppression (<200 copies/ml) at every assessment in the past 12 months. The majority of the 619 participants were male (63%) and aged 45 or greater (65%). The proportion of participants with heavy, binge, low-level drinking and abstinence was 9, 25, 37 and 30%, respectively. Optimal ART adherence (≥95%) was reported by 68%, and 60% achieved durable viral suppression. In multivariable analysis controlling for demographic factors, drug use, and homelessness, heavy drinking (compared to abstinence) was associated with increased odds of failing to achieve durable viral suppression (OR 2.16, 95% CI 1.08-4.32) whereas binge drinking alone was not significantly associated with this outcome (OR 1.04, 95% CI 0.64-1.70). Both heavy drinking and binge drinking were significantly associated with suboptimal ART adherence. Mediation analyses suggested that only a small proportion of the relationship between heavy drinking and suboptimal viral suppression was due to poor ART adherence. Exceeding weekly recommended levels of alcohol consumption (heavy drinking) was significantly associated with poor HIV viral suppression and ART non-adherence, while binge drinking was associated with suboptimal ART adherence in this sample. Clinicians should attempt to address heavy drinking in their patients with HIV.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 88 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Researcher 7 8%
Professor 6 7%
Other 21 24%
Unknown 22 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 14 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 15%
Social Sciences 10 11%
Psychology 8 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 29 33%

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#2,967,088
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