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Impulsivity, Drug Abuse, and Sexual Risk in HIV Patients with Mood Disorders

Project Objectives

This study examines impulsivity and behavioral risk (medication adherence, sexual risk) among HIV patients with bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, psychotic disorders, and no mood/psychotic disorder. Participants complete an in-depth neurobehavioral assessment, including structured clinical interviews, neuropsychological testing, computerized tasks of cognitive impulsivity, and risk behaviors.

Project Outcomes

Meade, C.S., Bevilacqua, L.A., & Key, M.D. (2012). Bipolar disorder is associated with HIV transmission risk behavior among patients in treatment for HIV. AIDS and Behavior, 16, 2267-71. PMCID: PMC3629841.

Locations

Sponsors

  • Duke Center for AIDS Research (NIH/NIAID)

Project Status

Ongoing

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