Fall 2010 E-Newsletter: Volume 4, No. 1

Integrating New Information and Communications Technologies into HIV Behavioral Research

Far beyond the days of pen-and-paper surveys and audiotaped

interviews, HIV behavioral research today is increasingly embracing

information technology to collect data and to deliver interventions.

At the HIV Center, investigators are employing ever more sophisti-

cated web-based, multimedia, and mobile technologies to advance

prevention science and pioneer new modes of intervention. "Tell

Juliana," an HIV Center study of microbicides led by Dr. Alex Carballo-

Diéguez, typifies the promise of these emerging technologies. More>



From the Director

A Long-Awaited Breakthrough in Microbicide Development

By: Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.

Voice of the Community

“STAY Connected!” Text messaging to enhance linkages between Youth Living wth HIV/AIDS and Clinical Care Providers

by Alwyn Cohall, MD, John Nelson, PhD, PNP, and Christel Hyden, MS, CHES of the Harlem Health Promotion Center

HIV Center Spotlight
Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Ph.D., and the Use of Information Technology in Research

Masivukeni: A Multimedia Adherence Intervention


South Africa is faced with a great need for adherence counseling, yet lacks enough medical professionals to reach every patient. To help close this gap, HIV Center investigator Robert Remien, Ph.D., has launched a computer-based intervention using multimedia technology. More>

HIV Center Presentations at the International AIDS Conference

Investigators from the HIV Center contributed more than 20 presentations at the XVIII International AIDS Conference held in Vienna, Austria from July 18-23, 2010. More>



About the HIV Center | The HIV Center is affiliated with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Columbia University Department of Psychiatryand the Columbia University Medical Center. |
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Edited by Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D., HIV Center Director of Communications