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

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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.

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.



  • Duke Center for AIDS Research (NIH/NIAID)

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