Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2020 07 18;44(7):1389-1399. Epub 2020 Jun 18.
HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program, (MK, EWP, RS, AU, RE, DJM), Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California.
Background: Heavy alcohol use negatively impacts neurocognition, but some studies report neurocognitive benefits associated with light drinking among HIV-seronegative (HIV-) older persons, suggesting a nonlinear or an inverted "J-shaped" association of alcohol consumption on neurocognition. Alcohol use is common among people with HIV (PWH); however, the association between recent "low-risk" alcohol consumption and neurocognition among PWH is poorly understood.
Methods: Participants included 310 PWH and 89 HIV- older (≥50 years) adults who reported alcohol abstinence or "low-risk" drinking, defined per the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism criteria (i. Read More