The primary objective of this study is to determine the relationships between alcohol consumption and HIV-related pathogenic processes (microbial translocation, immune activation, inflammation, HIV replication, and hepatitis). Two study groups will be assembled and followed longitudinally over one year to address this objective. Group 1 will include HIV-positive, ART-treated, heavy alcohol drinkers who have alcoholic hepatitis. Group 2 will include HIV-positive, ART-treated, heavy alcohol drinkers who do not have alcoholic hepatitis. Both groups will undergo similar study procedures and follow-up.
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