In this fourth decade of the AIDS epidemic, HIV Center research addresses three overarching challenges:

  1. Individual vulnerabilities – mental illness, substance use, and gender and health disparities – that facilitate risk and hinder adherence to prevention and care;

  2. The need for behavioral and social science research to maximize the potential of biomedical prevention and treatment technologies; and

  3. Effective translation of research into “real-world” practice to close the gap among research, policy, and practice.
     

The HIV Center’s research – conducted in New York City, New York State, and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic – is focused in the following major areas:


For a list of HIV Center Pilot Studies, click here.

For a list of current and recently completed studies organized by area, see below
*Unless otherwise noted, HIV Center-affiliated researchers are the principal investigators on these studies. This list includes some studies whose funding period has expired but whose results are still being analyzed and published. (Note that some studies are listed under more than one heading.)

 
 

Optimizing Health Outcomes along the HIV Treatment Cascade

  • Evaluating ART for All HIV Seropositives: Can It Work with the Hardest Cases? 
     
  • Risk Factors for AIDS Among Drug Users: Getting Close to Zero
     
  • DRIVE: Combined Prevention and Care to End the HIV Epidemic Among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam
  • Efficacy Trial of a Brief Health Enhancement Intervention for Newly Diagnosed Men
    MPI: 
    Nathan Hansen, PhD

HIV in Context of Mental Health and Substance Use
 

  • Identity Development, Risk, and Resilience among Gender Diverse Populations
  • Risk Factors for AIDS Among Drug Users: Getting Close to Zero
     
  • DRIVE: Combined Prevention and Care to End the HIV Epidemic Among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam
  • PRIDE SSA - Partnerships in Research to Implement and Disseminate Sustainable and Scalable Evidence Based Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa
     
  • Substance Use/Abuse and HIV/STI Risk Behaviors in Puerto Rican Youth Growing Up
    PI: Cristiane Duarte, PhD, MPH

HIV in Context of Sexual Minority Status
 

  • Identity Development, Risk, and Resilience among Gender Diverse Populations
  • Efficacy Trial of a Brief Health Enhancement Intervention for Newly Diagnosed Men
    MPI: 
    Nathan Hansen, PhD

Behavioral Health and HIV Interventions for Youth and Families
 

HIV Research at the Interface of the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences
 

  • Evaluating ART for All HIV Seropositives: Can It Work with the Hardest Cases?

Multimedia, e-Health, and Information Technology for HIV Prevention and Care
 

  • Evaluating ART for All HIV Seropositives: Can It Work with the Hardest Cases?

Implementation Science and Translation to Services for HIV Affected Populations
 

  • Project RETAIN: Providing Integrated Care for HIV-Infected Crack Cocaine Users
    MPI: Carlos del Rio, MD
  • PRIDE SSA - Partnerships in Research to Implement and Disseminate Sustainable and Scalable Evidence Based Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

For a list of HIV Center Pilot Studies, click here.

For a list of studies that have been completed but whose results are still being analyzed and published, click here.