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.


The URBAN ARCH Annual Meeting took place April 9-10, 2019, at the Boston University Medical Campus. More information from the meeting can be found here.

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Abstract accepted for an oral presentation at the 2019 HIV & Aging Conference: Falls in people living with HIV infection and alcohol and other drug use (Kim).

Abstract accepted for a poster presentation at International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science: “Police abuse, ART adherence, and harm reduction among PWID living with HIV in Ukraine.” (Schoenberger et al.).

Abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the NIDA International Forum 2019: “Stigma and violence among HIV-positive people who use drugs in Ukraine.” (Idrisov et al.).

Symposium accepted at Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) 2019: “HIV, alcohol and comorbidity: From the microbiome and immunity to clinical outcomes.” Dr. Richard Saitz is organizing the symposium.

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