Natalie Chichetto’s, PhD., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and co-author, Shantrel Canidate’s, Ph.D., Professor in Epidemiology, abstract was accepted in the 25th international workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases (IWHOD).
Titled, “Syndemic Trajectories of Heavy Drinking, Cigarette Smoking, and Depressive Symptoms are Associated with Mortality in Sexual Minority Men in the United States from 1999-2017,” Dr. Chichetto will present in Athens, Greece between March 23-25, 2023.
The study concluded that sexual minority men with long-term co-occurrence of heavy drinking, smoking, and depressive symptoms had a higher mortality risk than those having none or one of these conditions alone, regardless of HIV status. However, a large disparity in mortality risk was found among SMM living with HIV compared to SMM without HIV with these co-occurring conditions. Her abstract is one of five accepted from MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Studies.