March 3, 2020 ISPH Investigator and CUNY SPH Assistant Professor Hongbin Zhang was awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health to work with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) developing a change-point model on the timing of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) initiation after HIV diagnosis. The primary goal […]

December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019

Accessible Care study, New Metrics for Ending the HIV Epidemic, Policy Tracker on the Ending the Epidemic Dashboard, and more.

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. […]

Inter-CFAR Fellowship Program in Implementation Science for Early-Stage HIV Investigators Collaborating CFARs: Johns Hopkins University, University of North Carolina, University of California San Francisco/GIVI, Emory University, Third Coast CFAR – Northwestern, Harvard University, University of Washington, Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY, University of Washington/Fred Hutch We are pleased to announce a new training opportunity in implementation science (IS) for early stage investigators […]

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 […]

For immediate release A new study published in PLoS Medicine found that the adoption of the World Health Organization’s 2015 “Treat All” recommendation was followed by large increases in rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in six sub-Saharan African countries. The study found significant increases in rapid ART initiation immediately after national introduction of Treat […]