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Revolutionary Acts: How the discussion of HIV risk matters for the health of Black men who have sex with men

Derrick D. Matthews, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, focuses his research upon the disproportionate burden the HIV epidemic has on black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S....  

Doctor returns to Pittsburgh after trip To Brazil to study Zika virus

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ernesto Marques at the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research  recently traveled to Brazil  to study  Zika virus . In that time, the CDC announced a definitive relationship between Zika and microcephaly based on the timing, the virus in fluids and tissues, antibodies against the virus in the brains of these babies with small heads, and studies of cases and non-cases.   See full story  

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Celebrates 30 Years

The event honored Dr. Anthony Silvestre, who since 1984 has been involved in LGBTQ health and HIV prevention services and research.  

Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies

Mindfulness enhances one's concentration, reduces stress, and, in general, improves cognitive skills. 

Pitt Professor Awarded $6.4 Million for Cancer Research

Dr. Patrick Moore is one of only 60 people in the country to receive the Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer.  

Roaming Photo-Story Exhibit Brings ‘Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh’ to Campus

A free exhibit called “Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh” will be popping up throughout the University of Pittsburgh campus over the next several weeks, spreading a message of love and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.Conducted by the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, the exhibit is a part of Pitt’s “Year of the Humanities” and addresses LGBT stigma through s... 

Pitt researcher heads to Brazil to study Zika virus

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Brazil is at the center of concern over the Zika virus and a researcher from this area is starting his work there today. From the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research to Brazil, Dr. Ernesto Marques is making an important trip.  “The health authorities were expecting in 2015 either a dengue or chikungunya outbreak, and something else came up, with very unexpected consequences that at the beginning, no one imagined that was a ... 

Tony Silvestre honored with PATF's Kerry Stoner Award

Congratulations to Anthony Silvestre, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, who is being recognized with the Kerry Stoner Award at the PATF 30th Annual Benefit in April. The Kerry Stoner Award is presented annually to honor a person who has, through a longtime dedication to Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force’s mission, shown commitment to the legacy and vision of Kerry Stoner, PATF's founder and first executive dir... 

Pitt Public Health-led study finds HIV-positive men at higher risk of developing heart disease indicator

Men with HIV were at significantly higher risk for development of coronary artery calcium (CAC), an early sign of coronary heart disease, according to a large national study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. In addition, the study identified two modifiable risk factors independently associated with increased incidence of CAC: smoking and increased insulin resistance. The results are published in the journal  A... 

Pitt Vaccine Researcher Among First to Study Zika Virus Causing Birth Defects in Brazil

When Ernesto Marques, M.D., Ph.D., first started hearing of strange rashes in Brazilian patients, he didn’t think much of it – perhaps it was a mild strain of dengue.So the University of Pittsburgh scientist and Brazilian citizen was quite surprised when his laboratory tests came back revealing it was a mosquito-borne virus called Zika that had most recently been implicated in outbreaks nearly half a world away in Polynesia.And now, nine months l... 

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