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.


Judith Hahn (Uganda ARCH PI) to present at the 2021 Spring PEth-NET online conference on March 9. Details here.

New Publication: Diagnostic accuracy of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay in small hair samples for rifampin-resistant tuberculosis drug concentrations in a routine care setting. (Metcalfe et al, BMC Infect Dis)

New Publication: HIV and substance use stigma, intersectional stigma and healthcare among HIV‑positive PWID in Russia. (Vetrova et al, AIDS Behav)

New Publication: Hazardous alcohol use, antiretroviral therapy receipt and viral suppression in people living with HIV who inject drugs in the U.S., India, Russia and Vietnam. (Wagman et al, AIDS)

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

New Supplements: The URBAN ARCH Uganda Cohort, Boston Cohort, and Russia Cohort were all awarded supplements to study issues related to COVID-19! Information on these supplements can be found here.

New Publication: Tuberculin skin test positivity among HIV-infected alcohol drinkers on antiretrovirals in south-western Uganda. (Muyindike et al, PLoS One)

New Publication: Design of a randomized controlled trial of smoking cessation medications for alcohol reduction among HIV-positive heavy drinkers and daily smokers in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Tindle et al, Contemp Clin Trials Commun.)

New Publication: An integrated videoconferencing intervention for chronic pain and heavy drinking among patients in HIV-care: a proof-of-concept study. (Palfai et al, AIDS Care)

New Publication: Assessing the interaction between depressive symptoms and alcohol use prior to antiretroviral therapy on viral suppression among people living with HIV in Rural Uganda. (Foley et al., AIDS Care)

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