For immediate release In the US, men who have sex with men (MSM) are 44 times more likely to contract HIV than other men, and accounted for 67 percent of new infections in 2016. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that, if current trends continue unabated, one-in-six MSM will acquire HIV in their […]

For immediate release A new study published as “Editor’s Choice” in The Journal of Infectious Diseases found that expansion of HIV treatment eligibility to include those under age 15 led to large and significant increases in initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 days of enrollment in care among 10- to 14-year-olds living with HIV. […]

For immediate release When an individual is diagnosed with HIV, it is important that they are enrolled in an HIV care and treatment program to get the medical and emotional support they need. Evidence shows that expansions of the anti-retroviral treatment (ART) eligibility criteria prior to the current “universal treatment” recommendation increased the amount of […]

For immediate release CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Professor and ISPH Investigator Christian Grov, chair of the department of Community Health and Social Sciences, has been selected to be the new Editor-in-Chief for the peer-reviewed journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy (Springer Science+Business Media, a leading international scientific publisher). The journal […]

For immediate release A research team co-led by CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron was awarded a $3.7 million competitive renewal by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop the open-source Bioconductor bioinformatics platform to meet the demands of analyzing the next generation of technology in cancer genomics research. Over the previous five […]

For immediate release The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has extended funding through 2022 for Together 5000 (T5K), a nationwide HIV prevention study led by Dr. Christian Grov of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH). Since the initial two-year award, […]

Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to be effective at preventing HIV among key populations like gay and bisexual men (GBM), but there remains a need to engage GBM in behavioral and clinical research to monitor factors such as adherence to PrEP and retention in PrEP-related quarterly medical appointments. In order to inform recruitment efforts […]

Truck drivers in sub-Saharan Africa are particularly at risk for both mental health disorders, including depression, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, due to the stressful, transient lifestyle associated with their occupation. In a study published Thursday in the journal PeerJ, CUNY SPH doctoral student Matthew Romo and Associate Professor Elizabeth Kelvin assessed the prevalence of depression and explored […]

CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron was awarded a U01 collaborative agreement by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to identify roles of the human microbiome in cancer development and treatment.   The human microbiome is implicated in the development and response to treatment of some cancers, including infectious agents estimated […]