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.


URBAN ARCH Annual Meeting: March 27-28, 2018; Boston, MA.

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Congratulations to Dr. Karsten Lunze and his wife, Dr. Fatima Lunze, for receiving the Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace from the American Public Health Association (APHA) for establishing the NGO Health for the Caucasus, which works to strengthen health care for those directly and indirectly affected by violence in the Russian North Caucasus.

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Samet for receiving the American College of Physicians (ACP) Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award for his innovative work in the field of addiction medicine.

Free full text: Lifetime marijuana and alcohol use, and cognitive dysfunction in people with human immunodeficiency virus infection (Lorkiewicz) named as one of the top 10 high scoring articles in Taylor & Francis Altmetric report this past week

New Publication: Role of substance use in HIV care cascade outcomes among people who inject drugs in Russia (Idrisov)

Abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI): Zinc to reduce mortality and CVD risk and HIV disease progression in Russian drinkers (Freiberg et al.)

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