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Title

Bipolar Disorder is Associated with HIV Transmission Risk Behavior Among Patients in Treatment for HIV

Authors

CS Mead, LA Bevilacqua, MD Key

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Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

5/1/2012

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22614744

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Abstract

This study examined HIV transmission risk behavior among 63 patients with bipolar disorder (BD), major depressive disorder, and no mood disorder; half had substance use disorders (SUDs). Patients with BD were more likely than others to report unprotected intercourse with HIV-negative partners and <95 % adherence to antiretroviral medications. In multivariate models, BD and SUD were independent predictors of both risk behaviors. Participants with poorer medication adherence were more likely to have detectable HIV viral loads and unprotected intercourse with HIV-negative partners. Patients with BD deserve careful evaluation and HIV prevention services to reduce HIV transmission risk behaviors.

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Topic

Adherence; Behavior; Substance Abuse

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Created at 5/25/2012 9:53 AM by Davis, Gregory P
Last modified at 5/25/2012 9:53 AM by Davis, Gregory P