Wellness Wise: Unpacking and Understanding the Management of Co-Morbidities among Persons of Color Living with HIV
Funded by: Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
Project dates: October 2017 - March 2018
Principal Investigator: Gwadz, Marya

As the population of persons living with HIV ages, the prevalence of serious co-morbidities increases.  Little is known about the experience of managing co-morbidities in the context of a complex and stigmatized chronic condition such as HIV.  To inform future intervention efforts, the study used qualitative methods to explore the perspectives of persons living with HIV who also evidenced metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, and/or cardiovascular disease on multi-level factors that promoted or impeded successful management of this constellation of conditions, and the acceptability of various intervention approaches such as physical activity and healthy diet.

Related Publications
Freeman R, Gwadz M, Francis K, Hoffeld E (2021).
Forgetting to take HIV antiretroviral therapy: A qualitative exploration of medication adherence in the third decade of the HIV epidemic in the United States
SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 18 (1), 113-130. doi: 10.1080/17290376.2021.1989021. PMCID: PMC8525920.