The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has received $7 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the links between substance use and HIV among African-American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a UCLA statement. Researchers will specifically examine how alcohol and non-injected drugs directly interact with HIV and other infectious diseases, and how that interaction damages the health of minority MSM. Study enrollment begins in January.

To read the statement, click here.