About Us

MWCCS cohort studyThe Pitt Men’s Study (PMS) is a confidential research study of the natural history of HIV/AIDS, funded by the National Institutes of Health that has been ongoing in Pittsburgh since 1984.  The Study has followed a cohort of approximately 3000 men to gather information on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and pathology of the HIV. PMS is part of the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study. The MWCCS is a collaborative research effort that aims to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions—including heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders—that affect people living with HIV.

If you are interested in joining the study, contact us at 412-624-2008 or toll-free at 1-800-987-1963. You can also send an email to PMS@stophiv.pitt.edu.

You can also find out more about the Pitt Men’s Study on our history page.

Contact Information

Pitt Men’s Study
P.O. Box 7319
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-624-2008 or toll-free at 1-800-987-1963.
PMS@stophiv.pitt.edu

Office Hours

Monday, closed
Tuesday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our Staff

Principal Investigator
Charles Rinaldo, PhD – Chairman and Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Co-Investigators
Ken Ho, MD, MPH
– Medical Director, Pitt Men’s Study
Larry Kingsley, DrPH
– Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Jeremy Martinson, PhD
– Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Anthony Silvestre, PhD
Co-Investigator Emeritus and Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology

Project Director
Kaitlin Bodnar, MA

Clinic Staff
Alyssa B. Abebe, MPAS – Physician Assistant
Grace Abror, MPH – Research Assistant
Bridget Calhoun, MPH, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Kristen D’Acunto, MPA – Physician Assistant
Wesley Dehaven, MPH – Research Assistant
Carling Skvarca, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Nathaniel Soltesz, BA – Clinic Coordinator
Donna M. Marineck, BS – Research Assistant
Jessica McGuinness, EMT-B – Medical Technician

Laboratory Staff
Holly Bilben, BS – Lab Tech
Luann Borowski, MS – Flow Lab Supervisor
Arlene Bullotta, BS – Lab Tech
Kathy Kulka, BS – Lab Tech
Susan McQuiston, BS – Lab Tech
Peter Schoucair, BS – Lab Tech Assistant
Narasimhan Venkatachari, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

Data Management

Jeffrey Toth – Data Manager

Administrative Staff
Raymond Yeo, BA – Internet Outreach/Web Content

Community Advisory Board Members
August Pusateri, Chair Emeritus
Richard Vinski, Co Chair
Christine L. Bryan
Cynthia Klemanski, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Marc C. E. Wagner
Steven Wolfe, MD