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.


New Publication: Alcohol consumption and tryptophan metabolism among people with HIV prior to antiretroviral therapy initiation: The Uganda ARCH cohort study. (Pierre et al., Alcohol Alcohol)

New Publication: Lack of association between recent cannabis use and advanced liver fibrosis among HIV-positive heavy drinkers. (Fuster et al., Curr HIV Res)

New Publication:  Prevalence of elevated liver transaminases and their relationship with alcohol use in people living with HIV on anti-retroviral therapy in Uganda. (Freiman et al., PLoS One)

New Publication: Alcohol consumption and hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels in HIV/HCV coinfected patients. (Fuster et al., Viruses)

New Publication: Factors associated with phosphatidylethanol (PEth) sensitivity for detecting unhealthy alcohol use: An individual patient data meta-analysis. (Hahn et al., Alcohol Clin Exp Res)

New Publication: Per-protocol analysis of the ZINC trial for HIV disease among alcohol users. (Lodi et al., Trails)

New Publication: The Hepatitis C continuum of care among HIV-positive persons with heavy alcohol use in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Corcorran et al., AIDS Behav)

New Publication: Pilot study of tolerability and safety of opioid receptor antagonists as novel therapies for chronic pain among persons living with HIV with past year heavy drinking: a randomized controlled trial. (Bendiks et al, AIDS Care)

New Publication: Cultural adaptation of an intervention to reduce hazardous alcohol use among people living with HIV in Southwestern Uganda. (Leddy et al, AIDS Behav)

Judith Hahn (Uganda ARCH PI) to present at the 2021 Spring PEth-NET online conference on March 9. Details here.

New Publication: Diagnostic accuracy of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay in small hair samples for rifampin-resistant tuberculosis drug concentrations in a routine care setting. (Metcalfe et al, BMC Infect Dis)

New Publication: HIV and substance use stigma, intersectional stigma and healthcare among HIV‑positive PWID in Russia. (Vetrova et al, AIDS Behav)

New Publication: Hazardous alcohol use, antiretroviral therapy receipt and viral suppression in people living with HIV who inject drugs in the U.S., India, Russia and Vietnam. (Wagman et al, AIDS)

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

New Supplements: The URBAN ARCH Uganda Cohort, Boston Cohort, and Russia Cohort were all awarded supplements to study issues related to COVID-19! Information on these supplements can be found here.

New Publication: Tuberculin skin test positivity among HIV-infected alcohol drinkers on antiretrovirals in south-western Uganda. (Muyindike et al, PLoS One)

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