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Daily marijuana use predicts HIV seroconversion among Black men who have sex with men and transgender women in Atlanta, GA
Abstract

We evaluated whether different types of substance use predicted HIV seroconversion among a cohort of 449 Black men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). A community-based sample was recruited in Atlanta, GA between December 2012 and November 2014. Participants completed a survey and were tested for STIs (Chlamydia and gonorrhoeae using urine samples and rectal swabs) at baseline. HIV testing was conducted at 12-months post enrollment. Multivariable binary logistic regression was used to estimate adjusted odds ratios (aORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for associations between substance use and HIV seroconversion. By 12-month follow-up, 5.3% (n = 24) of participants seroconverted. In multivariable analyses, daily marijuana use was positively associated with HIV seroconversion (aOR 3.07, 95% CI 1.11-8.48, P = 0.030). HIV incidence was high and daily marijuana use was associated with a more than threefold increased odds of HIV seroconversion among a community-based cohort of Black MSM and TGW.

Full citation:
Knox J, Hwang G, Carrico AW, Duncan DT, Watson RJ, Eaton LA (2022).
Daily marijuana use predicts HIV seroconversion among Black men who have sex with men and transgender women in Atlanta, GA
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2022 Jan 30]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03598-5.