About Us

logoThe 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 Investivator

Charles Rinaldo, PhD – Chairman and Professor, Dept. of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology


James T. Becker, PhD – Professor, Depts. Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology
Ross Cranston, MD – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine
Phalguni Gupta, PhD – Assistant Chairman and Professor, Dept. Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Larry Kingsley, DrPH – Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
John Mellors, MD – Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dept. Medicine
Anthony Silvestre, PhD, Professor, Dept. 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
Ken Ho, MD – Medical Director
Donna M. Martineck, BS – Research Specialist
Jessica McGuinness, , EMT-B – Medical Technician
Daniel I Rzewnicki, BA

Laboratory Staff
Luann Borowski, MS – Flow Lab Supervisor
James Hayes, BS – PMS Processing Lab Supervisor
Wieman Jiang, BA – Lab Tech
Susan McQuiston, BS – Lab Tech
Ping Zhang, BS – Lab Tech

Data Management
Nicola (Nic) Cecchino, MLS – Data Manager
Jeffrey Toth – Data Manager

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

Community Advisory Board Members
August Pusateri, Chairman
Charles Christen, PhD
Mike Crawmer
David Dean
Charlene Dezzutti, PhD
Father Lynn Edwards
Michael Hellman
Charles Honse
Cynthia Klemanski, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Bart Rauluk
Christine Tripoli, BSN, RN
Emanuel Vergis, MD
Richard Vinski
Steven Wolfe, MD

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