Antiretroviral therapy adherence to therapy among HIV-infected drug users

The Foundation's Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program was designed to strengthen the presence of generalist physician faculty in the nation's medical schools through career development awards to outstanding junior faculty in medical school departments/divisions of family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics.This grant supports Julia H. Arnsten, M.D., to quantify adherence with combination antiretroviral therapy in a well established longitudinal cohort of HIV-infected drug users in the Bronx, New York City, and will determine the impact of differing levels of adherence on changes in HIV viral load. The specific aims include: (1) determining the extent of adherence with combination antiretroviral therapy among drug users; (2) examining the impact of differing patterns of adherence on HIV disease outcomes, including HIV viral load; (3) investigating prospectively HIV- and medication-specific beliefs and other psychosocial predictors of adherence; and (4) identifying sociodemographic, cultural, and clinical characteristics that influence adherence.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $237,246.00

Awarded on: 4/14/1998

Time frame: 7/1/1998 - 6/30/2003

Grant Number: 33945


Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1102 Belfer Building
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, 10461-1900


Julia H. Arnsten
Project Director