amFAR/Pitt Scholars Study HIV Health Disparities

There are four participants in the 2016 amfAR HIV Scholars program at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for LGBT Health Research. The program supports the creation of public health responses to HIV health disparities among gay men, men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (GMT collectively) in low- and middle-income countries. It has supported 16 young investigators to date. Studies show that GMT are disproportionately impacted by HIV in virtually every region of the world. This is compounded by a widespread lack of access to appropriate HIV prevention, treatment and care for people in numerous countries, explained program director Dr. Ron Stall. Dr. Stall is a Professor in Behavioral & Community Health Sciences, Professor in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, and Director of the Center for LGBT Health Research at Pitt Public Health. The scholars will be part of this program for 18-months to improve their research skills and begin drafting proposals for research in their countries. Each scholar receives $25,000 for their research. Congrats to the scholars! More information is available on the attached PDF. 


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