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HIV/AIDS Research

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981, and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). More than 900,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in the United States since 1981. As many as 950,000 Americans may be infected with HIV, one-quarter of whom are unaware of their infection. The epidemic is growing most rapidly among minority populations and is a leading killer of African-American males ages 25 to 44. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS affects nearly seven times more African Americans and three times more Hispanics than whites. At Hopkins, general internists work closely with their colleagues in infectious disease to treat and investigate HIV/AIDS with particular attention to 1) the organization, costs, and quality of care; 2) comorbid medical and mental illness in people with HIV/AIDS; and 3) metabolic complications of antiretroviral therapy.

Information about the faculty working in this research area and their projects is provided below.

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Photo of Dr. Mary Catherine Beach, M.D., M.P.H.

Beach, Mary Catherine, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Health care quality for underserved populations, Patient-clinician communication, Sickle-cell disease, HIV and substance abuse, Bioethics, Respect
Photo of Dr. Geetanjali Chander, M.D., M.P.H.

Chander, Geetanjali, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Research Interests: Effects of alcohol use and mental disorders on HIV disease outcomes, Behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for individuals with HIV, alcohol use and other drug use
Photo of Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr, M.D., M.P.H.

Cofrancesco, Joseph, M.D., M.P.H. Jr

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education
Director, GIM Clinician-Educator Mentoring and Scholarship Program
Research Interests: Medical Education, HIV care, Complications of HIV treatment
Photo of Dr. David Robert Holtgrave, Ph.D.

Holtgrave, David Robert, Ph.D.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Joint Appointment in Oncology
Director, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Co-Director, Center for Implementation Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Interim Director, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Economic evaluation, Smoking behavior, Implementation science
Photo of Dr. Richard Douglas Moore, M.D.

Moore, Richard Douglas, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Epidemiology of substance abuse and alcoholism, Outcomes research in HIV treatment, Pharmacoepidemiology, Health services, HIV/AIDS: clinical epidemiology, costs, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes.
Photo of Dr. Albert Wilson Wu, M.D.

Wu, Albert Wilson, M.D.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Joint Appointment in Surgery
Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research

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