The Veterans Aging Cohort Study: observational studies of alcohol use, abuse, and outcomes among human immunodeficiency virus-infected veterans

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2004 Feb;28(2):313-21. doi: 10.1097/01.alc.0000113414.73220.21.


This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2003 annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The organizers/chairs were Joseph Conigliaro and Amy Justice. The presentations were (1) Introduction, by Joseph Conigliaro and Tamra Madenwald; (2) Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: the importance of integrative and translational research, by Kendall Bryant; (3) Alcohol use and abuse among patients with HIV infection, by Joseph Conigliaro and Stephan Maisto; (4) Severity of comorbid alcohol use/abuse in HIV infection, by Amy Justice and Jeffrey Samet; (5) Estimating the impact of alcohol use on long-term HIV outcomes, by Scott Braithwaite and Amy Justice; (6) Homelessness, drug & alcohol use among HIV+ veterans, by Adam Gordon and Robert Cook; and (7) Hepatitis C & alcohol in the VACS 3 study, by Shawn Fultz and Kevin Kraemer. The symposium concluded with a discussion led and facilitated by Diedra Roach.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aging*
  • Alcohol Drinking / drug therapy
  • Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
  • Alcoholism / complications
  • Alcoholism / drug therapy
  • Alcoholism / epidemiology*
  • Animals
  • Cohort Studies
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Military Medicine*
  • Societies, Medical
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States
  • Veterans* / statistics & numerical data