De Boni RB, Zheng L, Rosenkranz SL, Sun X, Lavenberg J, Cardoso SW, Grinsztejn B, La Rosa A, Pierre S, Severe P, Cohn SE, Collier AC, Gross R. Binge drinking is associated with differences in weekday and weekend adherence in HIV-infected individuals. Drug and alcohol dependence. 2016 Feb 1;159(159). 174-80. PMID: 26774947 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4860880 NIHMSID: NIHMS747776.
Understanding patterns of antiretroviral adherence and its predictors is important for designing tailored interventions. Alcohol use is associated with non-adherence. This study aimed to evaluate: (1) if there was a difference in weekday compared with weekend adherence in HIV-infected individuals from low and middle income countries (LMIC), and (2) whether binge drinking was associated with this difference.