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 trilled 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 impact of alcohol use disorder on tuberculosis: A review of the epidemiology and potential immunologic mechanisms. (Wigger et al., Front Immunol)

New Publication: Impact of illicit opioid use on markers of monocyte activation and systemic inflammation in people living with HIV. (Kholodnaia et al., PLoS One)

New Publication: Supporting the health of HIV-positive people who inject drugs during COVID-19 and beyond: Lessons for the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia. (Carroll et al., AJPH)

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New Publication: Testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in people living with HIV and substance dependence: a prospective cohort study. (Runels et al., BMJ Open)

URBAN ARCH invites poster abstract submissions from trainees and early stage investigators for the 2022 URBAN ARCH Annual Meeting to be held on May 10th, 2022. Abstract submissions should focus on alcohol/HIV research. Research previously presented or submitted to other conferences is welcome. Please submit your abstract here by Monday, April 4, 2022.

Abstract accepted for poster presentation at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infectious (CROI) 2022: Alcohol use and suboptimal adherence to Isoniazid in persons with HIV and latent TB (Muyindike et al.)

New Publication: Exploring the association between social support and hazardous alcohol use among persons living with HIV in South Western Uganda. (Ngabirano et al., AIDS Behav)

New Publication: Stigma and ART initiation among people with HIV and a lifetime history of illicit drug use in Saint-Petersburg, Russia-A prospective cohort analysis. (Vetrova et al., Int J Drug Policy)

New Publication: Addressing intersectional stigma as a care barrier for HIV-positive people who inject drugs: Design of an RCT in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Rossi et al., Contemp Clin Trials Commun)

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