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Lima - Perú - Investigaciones Médicas en Salud (INMENSA)

Investigaciones Médicas en Salud

Jr. Risso 390
Lima 14

Toll free number: 0 – 800 – 47 - 739
Phone: +51 – 1 – 441 - 3993
Fax: +51 – 1 – 422 - 9425

Site investigator: Carlos Mosquera, MD
Study coordinator: Lorena Vargas MPH (c)
Community involvement unit: Genaro Portal
Communications and Community Education: Andrea Gonzalez

INMENSA is an independent not for profit organization devoted to science, education and social welfare by means of biomedical research, health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease.  INMENSA goes beyond the knowledge of disease; it searches to translate knowledge into applicable strategies, evidence-based policies, innovative products and effective therapies.

INMENSA works to understand community perspectives by promoting an open and welcoming approach to all people. Through its Community Center Quinto Piso (5th Floor), INMENSA is building local and global partnership and increasing access to non-discriminatory health services for all.

Iquitos - Perú - Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica (ACSA)


Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica

Urb. Jardin No. 27
Iquitos, Maynas

Toll free number: 0 - 800 - 1 - 3231
Phone: +51 – 65 – 236 - 277
Fax: +51 – 65 – 221 - 827

Site investigator: Martin Casapia, MD, MPH
Study coordinator: Ana Rimachi
Community educator: Lucia Ruiz

ACSA is a non-governmental development organization devoted to scientific research, health training and the provision of clinical services for infectious and tropical diseases. Research and development at ASCA include themes in tropical and infectious diseases, social development and human rights. ACSA activities focus on clinical research and the implementation of programs to prevent, diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS. The staff at ACSA is a team of multidisciplinary professionals with experience in scientific research and its application to development.

Guayaquil - Ecuador - Fundación Ecuatorina Equidad


Fundación Ecuatoriana Equidad

Quisquis 921 y García Moreno
Guayaquil – Guayas

Phone: +593 - 4- 239 - 9264
Fax: +593 – 4 – 239 - 9264

Site investigator: Orlando Montoya
Investigator of record: Wilson Bajaña, MD
Study coordinator: Luis Fernando Galarza

Fundacion Ecuatoriana Equidad is a non-governmental organization devoted to the promotion of citizenship, human rights and sexual health, including HIV and STI prevention, in the LGBT community.  Equidad provides technical assistance in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and human rights, conducts research and provides friendly and sensitive services to the LGBT communities.


San Francisco - USA- San Francisco Department of Public Health


San Francisco Department of Public Health

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
United States

Phone: +1 – 415 – 554 - 9070
Fax: +1 - 415 - 431 - 7029

Site investigator: Susan Buchbinder, MD
Study coordinator: Hailey Gilmore

The SFDPH HIV Research Section is a leader in HIV prevention research working with Bay Area communities to discover effective HIV prevention strategies. Operating under the umbrella of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the HIV Research Section conducts innovative research that guides global approaches in HIV prevention, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV vaccines. Through collaboration with other researchers and communities throughout the world, the HIV Research Section's scientific breakthroughs will be used to help people most affected by the epidemic. HIV Research Section greatly values the diverse study volunteers who are joining a global network of volunteers influencing the development of HIV prevention strategies that strive to eliminate HIV/AIDS worldwide.


Boston - USA - Fenway Community Health


Fenway Health

Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
United States

Phone: +1-617-267-0900

Site investigator: Kenneth Mayer, MD
Study coordinator: Christopher Chianese
Community educator: Ben Perkins

For nearly forty years, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population.  The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues.  Fenway’s Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center is dedicated to providing the best quality health care for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. 



Chicago - USA - Ruth M Rothstein CORE Center


Ruth M Rothstein CORE Center

The CORE Center at Stroger Hospital of Cook County
2020 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

Phone: +1 – 312 – 572 - 4500
Fax: +1 - 312 - 864 - 9681

Site investigator: Sybil Hosek, PhD
Study coordinator: Kelly Bojan, FNP
Medical director: Jaime Martinez, MD

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is a clinic for the prevention, care and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases located in Chicago, Illinois. Services include primary and specialty medical care, dental care, social and support services, prevention and education programs and opportunities to participate in research. The Center also has an onsite-screening clinic that offers confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), confidential counseling and testing for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) screening.

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was established as a partnership between the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and Rush University Medical Center. Since it opened its doors in 1998, the Center has remained one of the largest HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States.


São Paulo - Brazil - Universidade de São Paulo


Universidade de São Paulo

Faculdade de Medicina
Centro de Pesquisas Clínicas
Av. Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar 155 – 4° andar – Bloco 15
São Paulo – SP – 05403 – 000

Phone: +55 - 11 – 2778 - 3040
Fax: +55 – 11 – 3069 - 7847

Site investigator: Esper George Kallas, MD, PhD
Study coordinator: Zelinda Bartolomei
Community educator: Tais de Souza

The iPrEx study site at the Universidade de São Paulo is based at the Center for Clinical Research (Centro de Pesquisa Clinica) at the Faculty of Medicine (FMUSP). The Faculty was created in 1912 and its hospital is the largest university health service in Brazil


Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas


Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas

Fundaçao Oswaldo Cruz
Av. Brazil, 4365
Manguinhos CEP: 21040-900, Rio de Janeiro

Phone: +55 - 21-2270 - 7064
Fax: +55 – 21 - 2270 - 7064

Site investigator: Valdilea Veloso, MD, PhD
Study coordinator: Lucilene Freitas
Community educator: Nilo Martinez Fernandes

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) mission is inspired by principles of promoting health and social development, and generating and disseminating science and technology.  FIOCRUZ is an organization under the Ministry of Health.  Founded on May 25th 1900, FIOCRUZ was created with the mission of fighting Brazil's most important public health problems. Throughout its history, FIOCRUZ became a center to strengthen biomedical research in the country. Today, its mission encompasses development of research; delivery of reference health services; production of vaccines, drugs, reagents and diagnostic kits; education and training; information and communication; product and service quality control; and the implementation of social programs.

Evandro Chagas Clinical Research Institute - IPEC

The Evandro Chagas Clinical Research Institute (IPEC) was the first hospital in Brazil dedicated to scientific research. IPEC’s networks throughout Africa and South and North America evaluate new drugs to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child, and identify the safest and most efficient strategies to prevent HIV infection in babies exposed to HIV.


Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Av. Presidente Vargas, 2863
Cidade Nova Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil - 20.210-030

Phone: +55 - 21 - 2273 - 9073
Fax: +55 – 21 – 2273 - 8262

Site investigator: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD
Site coordinator: Monica Barbosa de Souza
Study Coordinator: Carina Yoshida

Projeto Praça Onze was originally the name of a NIH-sponsored prospective HIV seroincidence cohort study based at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Since its creation in 1994, the major goal of Projeto Praça Onze has been to actively contribute to the control of the HIV epidemic. Its priorities include participation in vaccine development efforts, clinical trials to develop better treatments for HIV infection, treatment and prevention of HIV-related opportunistic diseases, and intervention research to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.


Chiang Mai - Thailand - Research Institute for Health Sciences


Research Institute for Health Sciences

110 Intavararos Road
Chiang Mai 50200

Phone: +66 – 53 – 894 - 546
Fax: +66 – 53 – 221 - 849

Site investigator: Suwat Chariyalertsak, MD, DrPH
Study coordinator: Pongpun Saokhieo
Community educator: Parinya Jongpajitsakul

The Research Institute for Health Sciences (RIHES) was formally constituted as part of Chiang Mai University in 1978 and is mandated to conduct biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and behavioral research on priority public health topics of concern to the northern population of Thailand and its neighboring countries. The director is professor Suwat Chariyalertsak. The Preventing Infections in Men clinic (PIMAN) was established in 2007 to conduct HIV prevention interventions in men who have sex with men.


Cape Town - South Africa - The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation


The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine
University of Cape Town
Anzio Road, Observatory,
7925 Cape Town
South Africa

Phone: +27 – 21 – 650 - 6959
Fax: +27 – 21 – 650 - 6963

Site investigator: Linda Gail Bekker, MB, PhD
Study coordinator: Elize Batist
Community educator: Benjamin Brown

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organization focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and the prevention of HIV and related infections.  The DTHF operates community sites throughout greater Cape Town, South Africa, providing treatment, testing and outreach services to at-risk communities such as men who have sex with men. 

Run in association with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town's Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, DTHF has become a source of advice for medical practitioners and a leader in preventative education. With an experienced and dedicated team of over 150 doctors, nurses, researchers and community-trained field workers, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation offers a holistic approach to the HIV epidemic.

DTHF envisions a brighter future where HIV is manageable and its presence is diminished. DTHF is driven by a passion for humanity and a vision of South Africa without AIDS.


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