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Cannabis Use Up Among Parents With Children in the Home

For immediate release:  May 14, 2018 Study finds combined use of cigarettes and marijuana may increase children’s exposure to second-hand smoke Cannabis use increased among parents who smoke cigarettes, as well as among non-smoking parents, according to a recent study from researchers at ISPH. Cannabis use was nearly four times more common among cigarette smokers compared with non-smokers. Until now, little had been known about current trends in the use of cannabis among parents with children in the home, the prevalence of exposure to both tobacco and cannabis, and which populations might b...
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Global analysis finds that expansion of national HIV treatment policies is associated with substantial increases in timely treatment initiation, especially among young persons with HIV

Global analysis finds that expansion of national HIV treatment policies is associated with substantial increases in timely treatment initiation, especially among young persons with HIV
For immediate release:  March 23, 2018 National adoption of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) HIV treatment guidelines has been followed by marked increases in timely initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART), according to a recent analysis of HIV patient data from 22 countries where national ART guidelines and policies expanded HIV treatment eligibility, following WHO recommendations in 2009 and 2013. Increases in timely ART initiation were largest among young adults aged 16 to 24 years, and healthier patients with early stage disease—two groups that are known to have lower rates...
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One Year After Historic Hepatitis C Summit, Governor Cuomo Commits to Ending Hepatitis C in New York State

One Year After Historic Hepatitis C Summit, Governor Cuomo Commits to Ending Hepatitis C in New York State
Albany, NY – Governor Cuomo publicly announced a commitment to ending the hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic in New York. The announcement builds off his 2015 commitment to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State. In the announcement, Cuomo committed to allocating resources this year which would be the first increase in hepatitis C funding in a decade. This announcement comes one year after New York State held the first Hepatitis C Elimination Summit in the nation. The summit was a culmination of a year's worth of work by 94 New York-based health experts, providers, government representatives and...
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CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health and Christian Grov receive $2.4 Million for landmark, large-scale HIV Prevention Study

CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health and Christian Grov receive $2.4 Million for landmark, large-scale HIV Prevention Study
July 19, 2017 The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has awarded Dr. Christian Grov and his colleagues $2.4 Million to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men account for nearly two-thirds of new HIV diagnoses among men, with men of color being hardest hit by the ongoing epidemic. “In spite of all the tools we have to prevent HIV transmission, too many vulnerable individuals keep falling through the HIV prevention safety net, and we just don’t know why,” said Dr. Grov, an Associate Professor of Community Health and Social Sciences at t...
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NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research

NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research
Collaborative Center Led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University and the City University of New York The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and The Rockefeller University, a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic. Directed by Harris Goldstein, M.D., professor of pediatrics and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein, the Einstein-R...
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Einstein-Montefiore and CUNY Research Team Receives $9.4 Million To Lead Study of HIV/AIDS Care in Central Africa

Einstein-Montefiore and CUNY Research Team Receives $9.4 Million To Lead Study of HIV/AIDS Care in Central Africa
CUNY’s Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (CUNY ISPH), in collaboration with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, have received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead research in Central Africa to improve clinical care and health outcomes for patients with HIV. The ongoing, five-country observational study, called Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (CA-IeDEA), involves more than 50,000 HIV-positive children and adults taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART). “During our fi...
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