Marijuana use on quality of life outcomes in HIV-infected men
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Methods: Data were from 1458 HIV-infected participants on HAART in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study from 2001 to 2008. Physical and mental quality of life (QoL) measures, defined by the Short Form 36 (SF-36) survey, were compared between never (35%), infrequent (30%), and frequent (35%) marijuana users. We determined how the scales of QoL and marijuana use relate over time, using a varying-coefficient model to account for dropout time and reason, while adjusting for baseline values of age, race, employment status, education, cohort, and site and time-varying values for CES-D depression scores, ...