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.

We are thrilled to introduce the new International Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH) Center, funded in September 2021 to examine the impact of alcohol use on the spectrum of tuberculosis infection among people with HIV. 


New Publication: The impacts of COVID-19 on structural inequities faced by people living with HIV who inject drugs: A qualitative study in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Carroll et al., Int J Drug Policy)

New Publication: An acceptance-based, intersectional stigma coping intervention for people with HIV who inject drugs—a randomized clinical trial. (Luoma et al., Lancet Reg Health Eur)

New Publication: Effect of two counseling interventions on self-reported alcohol consumption, alcohol biomarker phosphatidylethanol (PEth), and viral suppression among persons living with HIV (PWH) with unhealthy alcohol use in Uganda: A randomized controlled trial. (Hahn et al., Drug Alcohol Depend

New Publication: Polysubstance use patterns associated with HIV disease severity among those with substance use disorders: A latent class analysis. (Bertholet et al., J Stud Alcohol Drugs)

New Publication: Impact of alcohol use disorder severity on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral suppression and CD4 count in three international cohorts of people with HIV. (Bertholet et al., Alcohol Clin Exp Res)

New Publication: Virally suppressed people living with HIV who use opioids have diminished latency reversal. (Basukala et al., Viruses)

New Publication: Food insecurity and transmission risks among people with HIV who use substances. (Idrisov et al., AIDS Behav)

New Publication: Study protocol for a pilot randomized trial of a virtual occupational therapy fall prevention intervention for people with HIV and alcohol use. (Shin et al., Subst Abuse)

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