Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Medical Cannabis in HIV-positive Substance Users

Recreational cannabis use has been associated with other substance use and decreased antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence among people living with HIV (PLWH), but the effect of medical cannabis is unknown. This project examined substance use and ART adherence in PLWH, comparing medical, recreational, and non-cannabis users.


Howard Newville, PhD PI (UW ADAI)

Fund Information

Dedicated Marijuana Fund
Start: March 1, 2016
End: June 30, 2016
Status: completed

Project Results

Newville H & Sorensen JL Substance use and antiretroviral adherence in medical, recreational, and non-users of cannabis. Manuscript in preparation.