Computer-Based Alcohol Reduction Intervention for Alcohol-Using HIV/HCV+ Russian Women in Clinical Care
Funded by: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Project dates: September 2017 - February 2022
Principal Investigator: DiClemente, Ralph
Principal Investigator: Brown JL

Women co-infected with HIV and HCV are at elevated risk for adverse health outcomes associated with alcohol use. This study adapted, implemented and tested an innovative computer-based alcohol reduction intervention among HIV/HCV co-infected women in clinical care to assess intervention efficacy in reducing alcohol use and HIV and HCV biological markers of disease progression.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
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