Cognitive Neuropsychology of HIV and Drug Abuse Study
The purpose of this prospective study is to investigate sex differences in the effects of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse on the brain and neurocognitive functions such as memory and decision-making. The study consists of 2 paid visits to RUMC that include paper and pencil and computerized cognitive tasks. At Rush University Medical center we expect to recruit approximately 500 participants.
Please note this project is a prospective study, not a clinical trial.
In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Are age 18 – 60 with at least 8 years of education.
- Have used cocaine or heroin.
- Are willing to provide urine specimen for drug screen.
You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:
- Test positive for drugs on urine screening.
This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.