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Jeffrey Parsons: Alcohol and HIV medication adherence: Taking an intervention from efficacy to effectiveness

Jeffrey Parsons, Ph.D.
Hunter College

Dr. Parsons will present on his series of research projects focused on the relationship between alcohol and other drug use and HIV medication adherence. Data from an efficacy trial of an 8 session behavioral intervention utilizing motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral skills-building will be presented, followed by how this project led to a second RCT, and a current effectiveness trial focused on implementation issues. Throughout his presentation, Dr. Parsons will highlight the mistakes he and his team made throughout the process, and how they have learned from these.