About Us

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pitt Men’s Study clinic is closed to participant visits for the near future. Staff will check voicemails remotely and return calls as needed. Call 412-624-2008 or toll-free at 1-800-987-1963. In the event of a medical emergency, please contact your PCP or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

IF you need an HIV or STI test, you can go to Allies for Health + Wellbeing  (phone 412-345-7456) and the Allegheny County Health Department (412-578-8081). You can also go our links page to find additional health services.

To find out how you can protect yourself from COVID-19, you can visit the CDC’s COVID-19 information pageThe Jewish Healthcare Foundation also maintains a regional resource list for those in need, who’ve been affected by the virus.


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. Participants are seen in a free standing clinic dedicated to this research project.

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.

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

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

Project Director
Kaitlin Bodnar, MA

Clinic Staff
Alyssa B. Abebe, MPAS – Physician Assistant
Grace Abror – Research Assistant
William G. Buchanan, MM – Clinic Coordinator
Bridget Calhoun, MPH, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Kristen D’Acunto, MPA – Physician Assistant
Carling Skvarca, PA-C – Physician Assistant
Nathaniel Soltesz, BA – Clinic Coordinator
Donna M. Martineck, BS – Research Specialist
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, Emeritus Chair Posthumously
Bart Rauluk, Co Chair
Richard Vinski, Co Chair
Christine L. Bryan
Cynthia Klemanski, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Marc C. E. Wagner
Steven Wolfe, MD