15701 - HIV INFECTION AND INJECTION DRUG USE: The...

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Unformatted text preview: HIV INFECTION AND INJECTION DRUG USE: The Importance of Gender 1 Amy B. Wisniewski, Ph.D. 2 Adrian S. Dobs, M.D., MPH Departments of Pediatrics 1 and Medicine 2 OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of gender on depression , quality of life (QOL) and cognition in HIV infected, injection drug using populations IMPORTANCE By considering gender in the natural history of HIV and IDU, personalized treatments can be developed to optimize outcome BACKGROUND Most studies that describe mental health and cognition in HIV/AIDS and IDU have focused solely on men The National Academy of Sciences recommends that health research include men and women Researchers should analyze their data for sex differences Depression, poor QOL and cognitive impairment are known consequences of HIV/AIDS Women, in general, report more depressive symptoms than men STUDY DESIGN Men and Women matched by Age Race Education SES IDU Outcome Measures Depression CESD QOL MOS-HIV Cognition Verbal memory Perceptual speed PARTICIPANTS...
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