Grant Examines Impact of Drug Use Among Women Living with HIV

OctoHIV ribbonber 2, 2012

Congratulations to Methodology Center researchers Stephanie Lanza, Runze Li, and Jingyun (Michael) Yang who have been awarded a supplement to the Women’s Interagency Health Study (WIHS) by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).


Because treatment of HIV has become more successful, researchers are examining factors that impact the quality and span of life for individuals living with HIV. This project, “Joint Modeling of the Effects of Substance Use on Changes in CD4 and Survival Time of Women,” will combine models for survival data and time-varying effect models to examine how alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use impacts the health and survival of women with HIV.


Read about time-varying effect models

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