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The interactive effects of social support and physical functioning on HIV medical outcomes among African Americans whom inject drugs

TitleThe interactive effects of social support and physical functioning on HIV medical outcomes among African Americans whom inject drugs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMaragh-Bass, AC, Denison, JA, Thorpe, R. J., J, Knowlton, AR
JournalJ Ethn Subst Abuse
Pagination1-19
Date PublishedFeb 15
ISBN Number1533-2640
Accession Number28632094
KeywordsAfrican Americans, health care utilization, Health disparities, HIV/AIDS, Injection drug use, syndemic theory
Abstract

Research suggests a syndemic of substance use, mental illness, and familial conflict is associated with poor HIV medical outcomes among African American persons living with HIV (PLHIV). Social support may facilitate positive health outcomes. This study explores psychosocial correlates of HIV medical outcomes, defined as undetectable viral load (UVL) and acute care minimization. Data were from baseline of the BEACON study (N = 351). UVL was