Pitt Men’s Study

The Pitt Men’s Study (PMS), funded by the National Institutes of Health, is started.  A confidential research study of the natural history of HIV/AIDS, the Study follows a cohort of approximately 3,000 men to gather information on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and pathology of the HIV. PMS is part of a national study, the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), with sites in Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore as well as Pittsburgh, and is led by medical and social scientists including Dr. Charles Rinaldo and Dr. Tony Silvestre.

The researchers often cite the Tavern Guildm the leaders of the gay community that consisted of bar and bathouse owner, as a key to their success.