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Heavy and Binge Alcohol Drinking Tied to Missing HIV Care Appointments

    Factors That Lower Chances of Keeping 2 Appointments in 12 Months
    Factors That Lower Chances of Keeping 2 Appointments in 12 Months Figure 1. In a study of 9694 U.S. adults with HIV, three factors independently lowered chances of keeping at least 2 HIV care appointments within 12 months: heavy alcohol drinking, binge drinking monthly or less often, and using illegal or party drugs.
    Factors That Lower Chances of Keeping an HIV Care Appointment
    Factors That Lower Chances of Keeping an HIV Care Appointment Figure 2. Four factors independently lowered chances of keeping an HIV appointment: Daily or weekly binge drinking cut chances by 10%. Use of illegal or party drugs cut chances by 26%. Panic symptoms cut chances by 15%. And depression symptoms cut chances by 8%.

    Mark Mascolini

    Mark Mascolini writes about HIV infection.

    The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

    The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy