Substance use reduction and HIV disease

In the midst of a fatal drug epidemic and shifting drug policy in the United States, there is continued interest in the relationship between illicit drug use and negative health outcomes. Substance use is a tricky exposure to measure, and often studies focus on subpopulations of interest. Recently I collaborated with colleagues Robin Nance and Chris Delaney on a study finding that reduction in frequency of illicit opioid and methamphetamine use is associated with viral suppression among people living with HIV. Read more at the UW CHOICE Blog.