U.S. Researchers Receive $10 Million to Study Alcohol and HIV
October 11, 2011
Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, the Boston Medical Center, the University of California at San Francisco, and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded $10 million to study the intersection between alcohol and people living with HIV/AIDS. The grant, which was awarded from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), will fund the Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH) in hopes of answering questions about how alcohol use affects HIV and how other medical treatments might alleviate alcohol-related troubles.
The Consortium studies will build on three existing HIV-infected cohorts from Boston, Uganda, and Russia with distinctive strengths and well-characterized alcohol consumption patterns. The two international cohorts allow study of clinical issues that would not be possible in the United States, yet have important implications for US HIV-infected populations.
Kellee Terrell is the former news editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
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