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Edelman EJ, Gordon KS, Tate JP, Becker WC, Bryant K, Crothers K, Gaither JR, Gibert CL, Gordon AJ, Marshall BDL, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Samet JH, Skanderson M, Justice AC, Fiellin DA. The impact of prescribed opioids on CD4 cell count recovery among HIV-infected patients newly initiating antiretroviral therapy. HIV Med. 2016 May 17. [Epub ahead of print].

Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King S, Hahn JA. Alcohol interactive toxicity beliefs and ART non-adherence among HIV-infected current drinkers in Mbarara, Uganda.
AIDS Behav. 2016 May 19. [Epub ahead of print].

Hahn JA, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Muyindike WR, Kekiibina A, Carrico AW, Woolf-King S, Shiboski S. Declining and rebounding unhealthy alcohol consumption during the first year of HIV care in rural Uganda, using phosphatidylethanol to augment self-reportAddiction. 2016 Feb;111(2):272-9. PMCID:PMC4715487.

So-Armah KA, Tate JP, Chang CH, Butt AA, Gerschenson M, Gibert CL, Leaf D, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Budoff MJ, Samet JH, Kuller LH, Deeks SG, Crothers KA, Tracy RP, Crane HM, Sajadi MM, Tindle HA, Justice AC, Freiberg MS; The VACS Project Team. Do biomarkers of inflammation, monocyte activation and altered coagulation explain excess mortality between HIV infected and uninfected people? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jun 1;72(2):206-13. PMCID: PMC4867134.

Thakarar K, Asiimwe SB, Cheng DM, Forman L, Ngabirano C, Muyindike WR, Emenyonu NI, Samet JH, Hahn JA. Alcohol consumption in Ugandan HIV-infected household-brewers versus non-brewers. AIDS Behav. 2016 May 5. [Epub ahead of print].

Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Quinn E, Bridden C, Merlin JS, Saitz R, Samet JH. Pain and mortality risk in a cohort of HIV-infected persons with alcohol use disorders. AIDS Behav. 2016 Mar;20(3):583-9. PMCID:PMC4777650.

Woolf-King SE, Muyindike W, Hobbs MM, Kusasira A, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Johnson MO, Hahn JA. Vaginal Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a useful biomarker of semen exposure among HIV-infected Ugandan women. AIDS Behav. [In Press]


Asiimwe SB, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike WR, Kekibiina A, Santos GM, Greenfield TK, Hahn JA. Comparison of traditional and novel self-report measures to an alcohol biomarker for quantifying alcohol consumption among HIV-infected adults in sub-Saharan Africa. Alcohol Clin Exp Res2015 Aug;39(8):1518-27. PMCID: PMC4515166.

Carrico AW, Hunt PW, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike W, Ngabirano C, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Samet JH, Hahn JA. Unhealthy alcohol use is associated with monocyte activation prior to starting antiretroviral therapy. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Dec;39(12):2422-6. PMCID:PMC4712082.

Edelman EJ, Cheng DM, Krupitsky EM, Bridden C, Quinn E, Walley AY, Lioznov D, Blokhina B, Zvartau E, Samet JH. Heroin use and HIV disease progression: Results from a pilot study of a Russian cohort. AIDS Behav. 2015;19(6):1089-1097. PMCID: PMC4440848.

Lorkiewicz, S. Marijuana use, heavy drinking, and cognitive dysfunction in people with human immunodeficiency virus-infection. [Thesis]. Ann Arbor: Boston University. 2015.

Lunze K, Lunze F, Raj A, Samet J. Stigma and human rights abuses against people who inject drugs in Russia – A qualitative investigation to inform policy and public health strategies. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 25; 10(8): e0136030. PMCID: PMC4549320.

Samet JH, Raj A, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Walley AY, Palfai TP, Quinn EK, Zvartau E, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E. HERMITAGE – A randomized controlled trial to reduce sexually transmitted infections and HIV risk behaviors among HIV-infected Russian drinkers. Addiction. 2015; 110(1):80-90. PMCID: PMC4270840.

Sundararajan R, Wyatt MA, Woolf-King S, Pisarski EE, Emenyonu N, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA, Ware NC. Qualitative study of changes in alcohol use among HIV-infected adults entering care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in rural southwest Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2015;19(4):732-741. PMCID: PMC4392168.

Walley AY, Palmisano J, Sorensen-Alawad A, Chaisson C, Raj A, Samet JH, Drainoni ML. Engagement and substance dependence in a primary care-based addiction treatment program for people infected with HIV and people at high-risk for HIV infection. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Dec;59:59-66.

Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Carrico AWMaisto SA, Hahn JADevelopment and validation of the East Africa Alcohol Expectancy Scale (AFEXS)J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015;76(2):336-343. 


Bajunirwe F, Haberer JE, Boum Y 2nd, Hunt P, Mocello R, Martin JN, Bangsberg DR, Hahn JA. Comparison of self-reported alcohol consumption to phosphatidylethanol measurement among HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral treatment in southwestern UgandaPLoS One. 2014;9(12):e113152. PMCID: PMC4249861.

Drainoni ML, Farrell C, Sorensen-Alawad A, Palmisano JN, Chaisson C, Walley AY. Patient perspectives of an integrated program of medical care and substance use treatment. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014; 28(2): 71–81. PMCID: PMC3926137.

Fuster D, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Armah KA, Saitz R, Freiberg MS, Samet JH, Tsui JI. Inflammatory cytokines and mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. AIDS. 2014 Apr;28(7):1059-64. PMCID: PMC4105144.

Fuster D, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Nunes D, Saitz R, Samet JH, Tsui JI. Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection is associated with all-cause and liver-related mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems. Addiction. 2014;109(1):62-70. PMCID: PMC3947001.

Goodness TM, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Bridden C, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Depressive symptoms and antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation among HIV-infected Russian drinkers. AIDS Behav. 2014;18(6):1085-1093. PMCID: PMC4020947.

Hahn JA, Fatch R, Wanyenze RK, Baveewo S, Kamya MR, Bangsberg DR, Coates TJ. Decreases in self-reported alcohol consumption following HIV counseling and testing at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda. BMC Infect Dis. 2014;14(1):403. PMCID: PMC4223423.

Jain J, Evans JL, Briceño A, Page K, Hahn JA. Comparison of phosphatidylethanol results to self-reported alcohol consumption among young injection drug users. Alcohol Alcohol. 2014;49(5):520-524. PMCID: PMC4128670.

Lunze K, Raj A, Cheng DM, Sisson EK, Bridden C, Blokhina E, Walley AY, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Punitive policing and associated substance use risks among HIV-positive people in Russia who inject drugs. J Int AIDS Soc. 2014;17:19043. PMCID: PMC4093768.

Kiriazova T, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Lira MC, Bridden C, Raj A, Samet JH. Factors associated with study attrition among HIV-infected risky drinkers in St. Petersburg, Russia. HIV Clin Trials. 2014;15(3):116-125. PMCID: PMC4380146.

Kruse GR, Bangsberg DR, Hahn JA, Haberer JE, Hunt PW, Muzoora C, Bennett JP, Martin JN, Rigotti NA. Tobacco use among adults initiating treatment for HIV infection in rural Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2014;18(7):1381-1389. PMCID: PMC4294428.

Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Bridden C, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. The influence of depressive symptoms on alcohol use among HIV-infected Russian drinkers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;134:85-91. PMCID: PMC4524808. 

Parry CD, Morojele NK, Myers BJ, Kekwaletswe CT, Manda SO, Sorsdahl K, Ramjee G, Hahn JA, Rehm J, Shuper PA. Efficacy of an alcohol-focused intervention for improving adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV treatment outcomes: A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Infect Dis. 2014;14:500. PMCID: PMC4174635.

Santos GM, Emenyonu NI, Bajunirwe F, Rain Mocello A, Martin JN, Vittinghoff E, Bangsberg DR, Hahn JA. Self-reported alcohol abstinence associated with ART initiation among HIV-infected persons in rural Uganda. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;134:151-157. PMCID: PMC3885244.

Silverman JG, Saggurti N, Cheng DM, Decker MR, Coleman SM, Bridden C, Pardeshi M, Dasgupta A, Samet JH, Raj A. Associations of sex trafficking history with recent sexual risk among HIV-infected FSWs in India. AIDS Behav. 2014;18(3):555-561. PMCID: PMC4111225.

Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Lira MC, Blokhina E, Bridden C, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Pain is associated with risky drinking over time among HIV-infected persons in St. Petersburg, Russia. Drug Alcohol Depend. 20141;144:87-92. PMCID:PMC4252482.

Walley AY, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Krupitsky E, Raj A, Blokhina E, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Lira MC, Samet JH. Risk factors for recent nonfatal overdose among HIV-infected Russians who inject drugs. AIDS Care. 2014;26(8):1013-1018.PMCID: PMC4040021.


Armah KA, Quinn EK, Cheng DM, Tracy RP, Baker JV, Samet JH, Freiberg MS. Human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C, and inflammatory biomarkers in individuals with alcohol problems: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis. 2013;13(1):399. PMCID: PMC3848623.

Fatch R, Bellows B, Bagenda F, Mulogo E, Weiser S, Hahn JA. Alcohol consumption as a barrier to prior HIV testing in a population-based study in rural Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2013;17(5):1713-1723. PMCID: PMC3769173.

Fuster D, Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Armah KA, Nunes D, Freiberg M, Samet JH. IL-6 is associated with non-invasive markers of liver fibrosis in HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013;29(8):1110-1116. PMCID: PMC3715787.

Fuster D, Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Bridden C, Nunes D, Libman H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Impact of lifetime alcohol use on liver fibrosis in a population of HIV-infected patients with and without Hepatitis C coinfection. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013;37(9):1527-1535. PMCID: PMC3758457.

Le Marchand C, Evans J, Page K, Davidson PJ, Hahn JA. Hazardous alcohol consumption among young adult IDU and its association with high risk behaviors. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;127(1-3):143-149. PMCID: PMC3762448.

Lunze K, Cheng DM, Quinn E, Krupitsky E, Raj A, Walley AY, Bridden C, Chaisson C, Lioznov D, Blokhina E, Samet JH. Nondisclosure of HIV infection to sex partners and alcohol’s role: A Russian experience. AIDS Behav. 2013;17(1):390-398. PMCID: PMC3634358. Article in Russian.

McGinnis KA, Justice AC, Kraemer KL, Saitz R, Bryant K, Fiellin DA. Comparing alcohol screening measures among HIV-infected and -uninfected men.  Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013;37(3):435-442. PMCID: PMC4492202.

Raj A, Kidd JD, Cheng DM, Coleman S, Bridden C, Blokhina EA, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Associations between partner violence perpetration and history of STI among HIV-infected substance using men in Russia. AIDS Care. 2013;25(5):646-651. PMCID: PMC3582729.

Saggurti N, Raj A, Mahapatra B, Cheng DM, Coleman S, Bridden C, Battala M, Silverman JG, Pardeshi MH, Samet JH. Prevalence and correlates of non-disclosure of HIV serostatus to sex partners among HIV-infected female sex workers and HIV-infected male clients of female sex workers in India. AIDS Behav. 2013;17(1):399-406. PMCID: PMC3634359.

Tsui, JI, Cheng DM, Libman H, Bridden C, Saitz R, Samet JH. Risky alcohol use and serum aminotransferase levels in HIV-infected adults with and without Hepatitis C. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013;74(2):266-270. PMCID: PMC3568165.

Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Blokhina E, Bridden C, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Pain is associated with heroin use over time in HIV-infected Russian drinkers. Addiction. 2013;108(10):1779-1787. PMCID: PMC4012755.

Tyurina A, Krupitsky E, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Walley AY, Bridden C, Gnatienko N, Zvartau E, Raj A, Samet JH. Is cannabis use associated with HIV drug and sex risk behaviors among Russian HIV-infected risky drinkers? Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;132(1-2):74-80. PMCID: PMC3726566.

Urada LA, Raj A, Cheng DM, Quinn E, Bridden C, Blokhina EA, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. History of intimate partner violence is associated with sex work but not sexually transmitted infection among HIV-positive female drinkers in Russia. Int J STD AIDS. 2013;24(4):287-292. PMCID: PMC3752703.

Wanyenze RK, Kamya MR, Fatch R, Mayanja-Kizza H, Baveewo S, Szekeres G, Bangsberg DR, Coates T, Hahn JA. Abbreviated HIV counseling and testing and enhanced referral to care in Uganda: a factorial randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2013;1(3):e137-45. PMCID: PMC4129546.

Woolf-King S, Steinmaus C, Reingold A, Hahn JA. An update on alcohol use and risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: meta-analysis and future research directions. Int J Alcohol Drug Res. 2013;2(1):99-110. 


Blood E, Cheng DM. Non-linear mixed models in the analysis of mediated longitudinal data with binary outcomes. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012;12:5. PMCID: PMC3353200.

Hahn JA, Fatch R, Kabami J, Mayanja B, Emenyonu NI, Martin J, Bangsberg DR. Self-report of alcohol use increases when specimens for alcohol biomarkers are collected in persons with HIV in Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012;61(4):e63-e64. PMCID: PMC3495104.

Hahn JA, Dobkin LM, Mayanja B, Emenyonu NI, Kigozi IM, Shiboski S, Bangsberg DR, Gnann H, Weinmann W, Wurst FM. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) as a biomarker of alcohol consumption in HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36:854-862. PMCID: PMC3310261.

Pace CA, Lioznov D, Cheng DM, Wakeman SE, Raj A, Walley AY, Coleman SM, Bridden C, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Sexually transmitted infections among HIV-infected heavy drinkers in St. Petersburg, Russia. Int J STD AIDS. 2012;23(12):853-858. PMCID: PMC3641790.

Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Libman H, Bridden C, Samet JH. Hepatitis C virus infection is associated with painful symptoms in HIV-infected adultsAIDS Care. 2012;24(7):820-827. PMCID: PMC3370099.


Hahn JA, Woolf-King SE, Muyindike W. Adding fuel to the fire: Alcohol’s effect on the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2011;8(3):172-180.

Ireland J, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Bridden C, Quinn E, Saitz R. Operating characteristics of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) for identifying unhealthy alcohol use in adults with HIV Infection. AIDS Care. 2011;23:1483-1491. PMCID: PMC3193857.

Kabali C, Cheng DM, Brooks D, Bridden C, Horsburgh Jr. R, Samet JH. Recent cigarette smoking and HIV disease progression: no evidence of an association. AIDS Care. 2011;23(8):947-956. PMCID: PMC3139713.

Orwat J, Samet JH, Tompkins CP, Cheng DM, Dentato MP, Saitz R. Factors associated with attendance in 12-step groups (Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous) among adults with alcohol problems living with HIV/AIDS. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011;113(2-3):165-171. PMCID: PMC3603575.

Orwat J, Saitz R, Tompkins CP, Cheng DM, Dentato MP, Samet JH. Substance abuse treatment utilization among adults living with HIV/AIDS and alcohol or drug problems. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011;41(3):233-242. PMCID: PMC3634563.

Raj A, Saggurti N, Cheng DM, Dasgupta A, Bridden C, Pradeshi M, Samet JH. Transactional sex risk and STI among HIV-infected female sex workers and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India. AIDS Care. 2011;23(11):1374-1381. PMCID: PMC3638911.

Silverman JG, Raj A, Cheng DM, Decker MR, Coleman S, Bridden C, Pardeshi M, Saggurti N, Samet JH. Sex trafficking and initiation-related violence, alcohol use, and HIV risk among HIV-infected female sex workers in Mumbai, India. J Infect Dis. 2011;204 Suppl 5:S1229-34. PMCID: PMC3247788.


Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Quinn E, Saitz R.  Alcohol consumption patterns in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Drug Alc Depend. 2010;112:160-163. PMCID: PMC2967629.

Hahn JA, Samet JH. Alcohol and HIV disease progression: Weighing the evidence. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010; 7:226-233. PMCID: PMC2938419.

Samet JH, Walley AY. Interventions targeting HIV-infected risky drinkers: Drops in the bottle. Alcohol Res Health. 2010;33:267-279. PMCID: PMC3860515.

Samet JH, Pace CA, Cheng DM, Coleman S, Bridden C, Pardesi M, Saggurti N, Raj A. Alcohol use and sex risk behaviors among HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India. AIDS Behav. 2010;14:74-83. PMCID: PMC2953370.


Cheng DM, Libman H, Bridden C, Saitz R, Samet JH.  Alcohol consumption and lipodystrophy in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Alcohol. 2009;43:65-71. PMCID: PMC2635495.


Walley AY, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes DP, Saitz R, Faber V, Samet JH.  Recent drug use, homelessness and increased short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems. AIDS. 2008;22:415-420. PMCID: PMC2247409.

Sullivan LE, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes D,  Samet JH.  The impact of alcohol use on depressive symptoms in HIV-infected patients. Addiction. 2008;103:1461-1467. PMCID: PMC2661114.


Campos NG, Salomon JA, Servoss JC, Nunes DP, Samet JH, Freedberg KA, Goldie SJ.  Cost-effectiveness of treatment for Hepatitis C in an urban cohort co-infected with HIV. Am J Med. 2007;120:272-279. PMCID: PMC2034752.

Freiberg MS, Cheng DM, Kraemer KL, Saitz R, Kuller LH, Samet JH.  The association between hepatitis C infection and prevalent cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2007;21:193-197. PMCID: PMC1805683.

Cheng DM, Nunes D, Libman H, Vidaver J, Alperen JK, Saitz R, Samet JH.  The impact of hepatitis C on HIV progression in adults with alcohol problems. Alc Clin Exp Res. 2007;31:829-836. PMCID: PMC2048686.

Tsui J, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Nunes D, Libman H, Alperen JK, Samet JH.  Awareness of hepatitis C is associated with abstinence from alcohol among persons with HIV. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22:822-825. PMCID: PMC2048689.

Samet JH, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes DP, Alperen JK, Saitz R.  Alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression. J AIDS. 2007;46:194-199. PMCID: PMC2247363.

Kim TW, Palepu A, Cheng DM, Libman H, Saitz R, Samet JH.  Factors associated with discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems. AIDS Care. 2007;19:1039-1047.PMCID: PMC2579777.

Finucane MM, Samet JH, Horton NJ.  Translational methods in biostatistics: linear mixed effect regression models of alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression over time. Epidemiol Perspect Innov. 2007;4:8. PMCID: PMC2147003.


Libman H, Saitz R, Nunes D, Cheng D, Richardson JM, Vidaver J, Alperen JK, Samet JH.  Hepatitis C infection is associated with more depressive symptoms in HIV-infected adults with a history of alcohol problems. Am J Gastro. 2006;101:1804-1810. PMCID: PMC1592346.

Nunes DP, Saitz R, Libman H, Cheng DM, Vidaver J, Samet JH.  Barriers to treatment of Hepatitis C in HIV/HCV-coinfected adults with alcohol problems. Alc Clin Exp Res. 2006;30:1520-1526. PMCID: PMC1592345.

Palepu A, Cheng DM, Kim TW, Nunes D, Vidaver J, Alperen JK, Saitz R, Samet JH.  Substance abuse treatment and receipt of liver specialty care among persons coinfected with HIV/HCV who have alcohol problems. J Substance Abuse Treat. 2006;31:411-417. PMCID: PMC1995458.



The Impact of Alcohol and Substance Use on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS – Jeffrey Samet, Worcester Intercity HIV Lecture Series June 2013, Worcester, MA.


The Impact of Alcohol and Substance Use on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS – Jeffrey Samet, Plenary Lecture, Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology Meeting April 2012, Honolulu, HI.


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