Heavy Cannabis Use, Neurocognition and PrEP Care Engagement among Young Black Sexual Minority Men
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: September 2022 - June 2027
Principal Investigator: Knox, Justin
Principal Investigator: Schneider JA (contact PI)

This study will explore mechanisms, specifically neurocognitive impacts of heavy cannabis use, linking heavy cannabis use to HIV prevention outcomes (and particularly PrEP use), and whether motivations for cannabis use, amidst a changing cannabis regulatory, social acceptance and legal landscape, modify its effects on HIV prevention. Identifying neurocognitive mechanisms through which cannabis use affects HIV prevention and the importance of motivations for cannabis use in understanding clinical outcomes will provide targets for future HIV prevention efforts.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER