About Us

The 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. The Pitt Men’s Study is part of a national study, the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) with sites in Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore as well as Pittsburgh, and is led by medical and social scientists. It is part of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in the Graduate School of Public Health of the University of Pittsburgh.  Participants are seen in a free standing clinic dedicated to this research project. If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to call and speak confidentially with one of our clinic staff at 412-624-2008 or 1-800-987-1963.

Office Hours
Monday, closed
Tuesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, noon – 6:00pm
Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Contact Information
Pitt Men’s Study
P.O. Box 7319
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-624-2008 or toll-free at 1-800-987-1963.

Our Staff

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

James T. Becker, PhD – Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology

Mackey Friedman, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

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 – Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology

Clinic Staff
Alyssa B. Abebe, MPAS – Physician Assistant
William G. Buchanan, MM – Clinic Coordinator
Bridget Calhoun, MPH, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Kristen D’Acunto, MPA – Physician Assistant
Lisa Graham, MSPAS, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Carling Lellock, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Donna M. Martineck, BS – Research Specialist
Jessica McGuinness, , EMT-B – Medical Technician
Daniel I Rzewnicki, BA – Community Health Coordinator

Laboratory Staff
Holly Bilben, BS – Lab Tech
Luann Borowski, MS – Flow Lab Supervisor
Arlene Bullotta, BS – Lab Tech
James Hayes, BS – PMS Processing Lab Supervisor
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, Chairman
Christine Bryan
Charles Christen, PhD
Charlene Dezzutti, PhD
Nayck Feliz
Michael Hellman
Charles Honse
Cynthia Klemanski, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Bart Rauluk
Richard Vinski
Steven Wolfe, MD



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