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.


Check out the latest issue of the quarterly URBAN ARCH Newsletter!

New Publication: Liver Fibrosis and Accelerated Immune Dysfunction (Immunosenescence) Among HIV-infected Russians With Heavy Alcohol Consumption – An Observational Cross-Sectional Study. (So-Armah et al., BMC Gastroenterol)

Abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections: Key features of gut-microbial dysbiosis identified in alcoholic HIV-1 patients. (Singhal et al)

New Publication: Medication for addiction treatment and acute care utilization in HIV-positive adults with substance use disorders. (Thakarar et al., AIDS Care)

New Publication: Social desirability bias impacts self-reported alcohol use among persons with HIV in Uganda. (Adong et al., Alcohol Clin Exp Res)

Job Posting: The Administrative Core is hiring a Project Manager and Research Assistant to join their team! Please email natalia.gnatienko@bmc.org for more information.

New Publication: Development of a tailored, telehealth intervention to address chronic pain and heavy drinking among people with HIV infection: integrating perspectives of patients in HIV care. (Palfai et al., Addict Clin Sci Pract)

New Publication: Association between alcohol use and inflammatory biomarkers over time among younger adults with HIV – The Russia ARCH observational study. (So-Armah et al., PLoS One)

New Publication: Zinc deficiency and advanced liver fibrosis among HIV and hepatitis C co-infected anti-retroviral naïve persons with alcohol use in Russia. (Barocas et al., PLoS One)

New Publication: A strengths-based case management intervention to link HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Russia to HIV care. (Samet et al., AIDS)

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