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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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.)

Symposium accepted at College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 2018: “Polysubstance use is the norm: Time for research and practice to recognize and address it.” Dr. Richard Saitz is organizing the symposium.

New Publication: Lifetime marijuana and alcohol use, and cognitive dysfunction in people with human immunodeficiency virus infection (Lorkiewicz)

New Grant: Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Freiberg on receiving funding for a U01 grant which will use participants in the St PETER HIV trial to examine effects of alcohol consumption on bacteria present in the gut.

New Grant: Congratulations to Dr. Tibor Palfai on receiving funding for a UH2 to develop and evaluate a video telehealth approach to address alcohol use and pain for patients in an HIV-care setting.

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