Grant ID PP200040
Awarded On February 19, 2020
Title Bexar County's Navigation to Cessation (N2C)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening
Institution/Organization University Health System
Principal Investigator/Program Director Anthony A Scott
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $973,809*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Need With the progress made in HIV treatment over the past 30 years, the lifespan of those infected with HIV has risen to levels comparable to non-infected individuals. This, in turn, has revealed other prevalent causes of morbidity and mortality such as higher rates of lung cancer among HIV positive individuals who use tobacco. Despite falling steadily over the past several decades in the general public, rates of tobacco use among people living with HIV (PLWH) remain high (42%-70%). This is often attributed to a number of factors ranging from the psychological and psychiatric to physical and socioeconomic. Additionally, cessation services tailored to HIV positive patients are not widely off...

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