Since our founding in 1987, the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies has conducted research on HIV prevention, treatment, and care. In 2018, the HIV Center received its seventh renewal from NIMH to provide support for HIV-related research with the following three primary aims:
- To catalyze intervention and implementation science research necessary to achieve the goals of "Ending the Epidemic" (EtE) by:
- Advancing our understanding of individual, social, contextual and structural factors influencing HIV prevention and care outcomes.
- Developing and implementing innovative strategies that incorporate new biomedical, behavioral, and social science advances while promoting equitable access to prevention and treatment.
- To translate research into culturally and structurally competent practice and policy for maximum public health impact by leveraging and expanding our strong and diverse community, health-department, clinical, and academic collaborations in order to achieve EtE goals at scale.
- To increase the capacity of current and future generations of scientists, service providers, and community and policy leaders to create and implement biomedical, behavioral, social, and structural HIV prevention and treatment interventions to meet EtE goals.
Research associated with the HIV Center comprises approximately 40 individual studies involving more than 100 investigators and staff from disciplines that include psychology, psychiatry, public health, anthropology, sociology, and social work. We work in New York City and State, nationally, and internationally. In all, the HIV Center is one of the oldest and most productive continuously funded AIDS research centers in the United States.