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 will take place April 9-10, 2019, at the Boston University Medical Campus. More information on the meeting can be found here.

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

New Grant Notice: Notice of Special Interest on Methodological Advances to Improve Alcohol Measurement and its Consequences for People Living with HIV who have Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications

New Publication: Serodiscordant partnerships and opportunities for pre-exposure prophylaxis among partners of women and men living with HIV in St. Petersburg, Russia (Gnatienko et al.)

New Grant: Congratulations to Dr. Karsten Lunze on receiving funding for an R00 which will investigate the role of double stigma related to HIV & substance use among HIV-infected people with addictions and its relations to health and health care.

New Grant: Congratulations to Drs. Christine Cheng and Andy Henderson on receiving funding for an R61 to characterize the effects of opioid use disorder on host immune function, HIV replication, and HIV latency.

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