Since our founding in 1987, the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies has conducted research on HIV prevention, treatment, and care. In 2013, the HIV Center received its sixth renewal from NIMH. 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:
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