Training in Research Program on Alcohol Use by Persons with our at Risk for HIV
Location(s): United States
Alcohol use is the leading risk factor for premature disability and death for those aged 15-49, and seriously impacts HIV via increased risk for transmission and interferes with HIV treatment via reduced pill taking. Researchers and clinicians wanting to intervene on alcohol use need objective measurement tools such as alcohol biomarkers and biosensors. The first aim of this proposal is to train new investigators on these tools and to expand their use to studies of HIV-comorbidities and to populations at high risk for HIV. The second aim is to improve the field of alcohol/HIV research by focusing training on persons from populations that are under- represented in research fields, populations that are also disproportionately affected by alcohol and HIV.