Maisto and Woolf-King Receive NIH Grant

March 16, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to Dr. Sarah Woolf-King and Dr. Steve Maisto for a project titled “Brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for HIV-Infected At-Risk Drinkers”.

This 3-year grant, supports a project to develop and test a brief, telephone-delivered, treatment for People Living with HIV who are hazardous drinkers. No intervention for People Living with HIV in the U.S. has shown long-term reductions in heavy drinking or a significant effect on HIV-related treatment outcomes.

If successful, this treatment will have broad implications for public health including the potential to decrease alcohol use, improve antiretroviral treatment adherence, and decrease onward HIV transmission.

Congratulations Dr. Maisto and Dr. Woolf-King!