Reduce the Incidence of HIV

A crucial component of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic is the development, evaluation and implementation strategies to successfully prevent new infections. ERC-CFAR investigators advance the high priority of the NIH for HIV research, to reduce the incidence of HIV, by developing and testing safe, effective, and affordable biomedical interventions in parallel with establishing and evaluating novel behavioral and social science-based prevention approaches. Our investigators are developing strategies to enhance expanding the uptake and adherence of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), reduce stigma associated with treatment, expand product delivery options, and implement effective HIV prevention packages. They are also determining the impact of mucosal and microbiome environments on the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of new strategies for the early diagnosis of infection, such as low-cost self or home testing, to stimulate early initiation into care. Listed below are NIH-funded studies by ERC-CFAR Investigators researching strategies to reduce the incidence of HIV.

Investigator Institution NIH Grant Title
Laurie Bauman  Einstein R01 MH107297  PC4PrEP: Integrating PrEP Into Primary Care
Uriel Felsen  Einstein K23 MH106386  Tested!: Applying Implementation Science To Improve an HIV Testing Strategy for Emergency Departments
Betsy Herold  Einstein R01 HD098977  Impact of the Vaginal Microbiome on Topical HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Viraj Patel  Einstein K23 MH102118  Social Media Based Peer Led Intervention to Facilitate PrEP In YMSM of Color
Viraj Patel  Einstein R21MH118102  Impact of Multiple Stigmas on HIV Care Continuum Outcomes for Key Populations
Jonathan Ross  Einstein K23 MH114752  Minimizing Losses From HIV Care Under Universal Treatment in Rwanda
Christian Grov  CUNY SPH UH3 AI133675  Following a U.S. National Cohort Of Vulnerable Men to Improve HIV Prevention and Care
Denis Nash  CUNY SPH R01 MH117793  PROMISE - Program Refinements to Optimize Model Impact and Scalability Based on Evidence
Devin English Hunter College K01 MH118091  Addressing Intersecting Minority Stress: Development of an Mental Health HIV Prevention Intervention for Young Black Men
Sarit Golub  Hunter College R21 MH116757  Biomedical Prevention Adherence Dynamics in a High Priority Population
Sarit Golub  Hunter College R01 MH106380  Preparing for Implementation of Sustained Release Antivirals For HIV Prevention
Sarit Golub  Hunter College R01 MH115835  Improving Prevention Systems to Reduce Disparities for High Priority Populations
Jonathon Rendina  Hunter College R01 MH114735  Testing a Biopsychosocial Model of Minority Stress and Health for HIV-Positive Men
Jonathon Rendina  Hunter College UG3 AI133674  Examining Modifiable Psychosocial Predictors of HIV Seroconversion In a Large Nationwide Cohort of High Risk Men
Jonathon Rendina  Hunter College K01 DA039030  Developing a Mobile Emotion Regulation Intervention for HIV-Positive Men
Jonathon Rendina  Hunter College R01 MH114735  Testing a Biopsychosocial Model Of Minority Stress and Health for HIV-Positive Men
Tyrel Starks  Hunter College R34 DA043422  Couples-Based Intervention to Reduce Drug Use And HIV Transmission
Tyrel Starks  Hunter College R01 DA041262  Examining Community-Based Effectiveness of a Substance Use and HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for Young Men of Color
Tyrel Starks  Hunter College R01 DA045613  Intervention to Reduce Drug Use and HIV Incidence Among High Prep Priority Partnered YMSM
Pia Dosenovic Rockefeller University K99 AI127243  New Approaches For Vaccine Development Against HIV