Study Assesses Functional Deficits Due to HIV and Methamphetamine Use

The National Institute on Drug Abuse published an article by investigator Dr. Steven Paul Woods and collaborator, Kaitlin Blackstone, on the burden of methamphetamine (METH) use and human immunodeficiency virus imposes on daily functioning. The study comes out of research based on TMARC and assesses everyday cognitive symptoms, instrumental activities of daily living, basic activities of daily living, and employment.

The study explains the relationship between METH use, being HIV+, and having a higher risk for functional dependence in most domains of daily life and the need for assistance of everyday tasks.

To read the full article, please click here.

 

Sponsored by NIH/NIDA P50DA026306

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