The ever-growing and evolving HIV epidemic in both the US and the developing world continues to pose numerous critical ethical and policy issues. These are becoming all the more acute as researchers begin work in unfamiliar settings and with new populations in the developing world. Further, given the particular vulnerability of people living with or at high risk of HIV, it is especially crucial that HIV-related research be conducted according to stringent ethical standards. The Ethics and Policy Core (EPC) will enhance the Center's ability to address these issues through three overall functions of providing consultation, fostering education, and conducting empirical research on two broad areas: 1) policy issues at multiple levels- international, national, local, institutional and professional (i.e., including policies in various health care institutions and settings), and 2) ethics of research with people who are infected with or at risk for infection with HIV. The EPC builds on the past work of the HIV Center in ethics and policy and will also incorporate new emphases on research ethics and the relationship between policy and economics. The EPC will consult with Center investigators concerning policy implications and research ethics related to their work as they conduct research, develop new research initiatives, prepare grants and IRB applications, analyze findings, and write manuscripts. The EPC will also provide and enhance education on ethical and policy issues among investigators and trainees in the Center and in broader communities through seminars, conferences and roundtable discussions, as well as a Program in Applied Ethics for newer investigators. The Core will also conduct research either through stand-alone studies or by adding studies of ethical and policy questions onto existing Center research studies. The Core will help identify ethical and policy issues that need to, and can, be studied empirically, and can be pursued by Pis (either from the Core or the rest of the Center). Thus, the Core will add significantly to the Center as a whole, infusing into the Center critical expertise and activities in these areas that can help expand understandings and approaches in policy, research ethics, and numerous other domains within the broad area of HIV prevention and treatment. Specifically, the Core will enable Center investigators, in key ways they would not otherwise, develop policy implications of their work, promote the practice and understanding of research ethics, examine crucial policy issues using empirical approaches.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMH1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York
United States
Zip Code
Martinez, Omar; Wu, Elwin; Frasca, Timothy et al. (2017) Adaptation of a Couple-Based HIV/STI Prevention Intervention for Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men in New York City. Am J Mens Health 11:181-195
Hatch-Maillette, Mary A; Beadnell, Blair; Campbell, Aimee N C et al. (2017) Heterosexual Anal Sex Among Men and Women in Substance Abuse Treatment: Secondary Analysis of Two Gender-Specific HIV-Prevention Trials. J Sex Res 54:33-41
Pan, Yue; Metsch, Lisa R; Wang, Weize et al. (2017) Gender Differences in HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Clients of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs in the U.S. Arch Sex Behav 46:1151-1158
Restar, Arjee J; Tocco, Jack Ume; Mantell, Joanne E et al. (2017) Perspectives on HIV Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxes (PrEP and PEP) Among Female and Male Sex Workers in Mombasa, Kenya: Implications for Integrating Biomedical Prevention into Sexual Health Services. AIDS Educ Prev 29:141-153
van den Berg, Jacob J; Isabel Fernández, M; Fava, Joseph L et al. (2017) Using Syndemics Theory to Investigate Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Condomless Sex Among Youth Living with HIV in 17 U.S. Cities. AIDS Behav 21:833-844
Winhusen, Theresa; Feaster, Daniel J; Duan, Rui et al. (2017) Baseline Cigarette Smoking Status as a Predictor of Virologic Suppression and CD4 Cell Count During One-Year Follow-Up in Substance Users with Uncontrolled HIV Infection. AIDS Behav :
Raymond, Jeannette F; Bucek, Amelia; Dolezal, Curtis et al. (2017) Use of Unannounced Telephone Pill Counts to Measure Medication Adherence Among Adolescents and Young Adults Living With Perinatal HIV Infection. J Pediatr Psychol 42:1006-1015
Mantell, J E; Cooper, D; Exner, T M et al. (2017) Emtonjeni-A Structural Intervention to Integrate Sexual and Reproductive Health into Public Sector HIV Care in Cape Town, South Africa: Results of a Phase II Study. AIDS Behav 21:905-922
Meyer, Ilan H; Brown, Taylor N T; Herman, Jody L et al. (2017) Demographic Characteristics and Health Status of Transgender Adults in Select US Regions: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014. Am J Public Health 107:582-589
Carballo-Diéguez, Alex; Giguere, Rebecca; Dolezal, Curtis et al. (2017) Preference of Oral Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine Versus Rectal Tenofovir Reduced-Glycerin 1% Gel Regimens for HIV Prevention Among Cisgender Men and Transgender Women Who Engage in Receptive Anal Intercourse with Men. AIDS Behav 21:3336-3345

Showing the most recent 10 out of 676 publications