URBAN ARCH, a member of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) CHAART (Consortiums for HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Research Translation) initiative, conducts and disseminates interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding how alcohol use impacts people affected by HIV and develops interventions to reduce alcohol use and alcohol and HIV-related consequences in this population.
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Congratulations to Evgeny Krupitsky, Dmitry Lioznov, Jeffrey Samet, and Edwin Zvartau on receiving the Prix Galien Russia Committee Special Jury Award on World AIDS Day for their research on the prevalence of HIV in vulnerable and special populations in the Russian Federation.
Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infectious (CROI) 2017: Longitudinal association between alcohol use and inflammatory biomarkers (So-Armah et al.)
Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 2017: Are depression and anxiety symptoms associated with heavy smoking or higher nicotine dependence among HIV-infected smokers in Russia? (Lasser et al.)