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AIDS Behav. 2018 Apr;22(4):1323-1328. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1842-2.

Prescription Opioid Use is Associated with Virologic Failure in People Living with HIV.

Author information

1
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Chicago, IL, USA. flores21@uic.edu.
2
Department of Infectious Disease, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA. flores21@uic.edu.
3
Department of Infectious Disease, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.
4
Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) Center, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.
5
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
6
University Health System, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Abstract

Prescription opioid misuse is a rising epidemic in the U.S., and people living with HIV are at increased risk. We assessed the association between prescription opioid use and virologic failure in HIV+ patients in the South Texas HIV Cohort. We found prescription opioid use was significantly associated with virologic failure, after adjustment for age, race, gender, insurance status, years living with HIV, reported HIV risk factor, chronic hepatitis C virus infection, current substance abuse, and care engagement. These findings suggest that opioid analgesic use may have negative consequences beyond misuse in people living with HIV.

KEYWORDS:

HIV; Narcotic; Prescription opioid; Virologic outcome

PMID:
28688032
DOI:
10.1007/s10461-017-1842-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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