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Marvin E. Belzer, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine
Division Head, Adolescent Medicine
Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 2 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 4758

Overview

Involved in many aspect of adolescent HIV including clinical trials, adherence, secondary prevention. Have conducted research on adherence to contraception and utilization of emergency contraception. Lastly, I am conducting research on HIV prevention and healthcare for youth with gender identity disorder.

Expert in adolescent medicine, especially HIV/AIDS, sexuality, gender identity, and chronic fatigue syndrome

Publications

HIV-Infected Young Men Demonstrate Appropriate Risk Perceptions and Beliefs about Safer Sexual Behaviors after Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. AIDS Behav. 2017 Feb 20. View in: PubMed

Behavioral and Health Outcomes for HIV+ Young Transgender Women (YTW) Linked To and Engaged in Medical Care. LGBT Health. 2016 Apr; 3(2):162-7. View in: PubMed

Supranormal thymic output up to 2 decades after HIV-1 infection. AIDS. 2016 Mar 13; 30(5):701-11. View in: PubMed

Baseline Physiologic and Psychosocial Characteristics of Transgender Youth Seeking Care for Gender Dysphoria. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Oct; 57(4):374-80. View in: PubMed

Acceptability and Feasibility of a Cell Phone Support Intervention for Youth Living with HIV with Nonadherence to Antiretroviral Therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Jun; 29(6):338-45. View in: PubMed

Young men and the morning after: a missed opportunity for emergency contraception provision? J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. Young men and the morning after: a missed opportunity for emergency contraception provision? J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2015 Jan; 41(1):33-7. View in: PubMed

Subcutaneous Testosterone: An Effective Delivery Mechanism for Masculinizing Young Transgender Men. LGBT Health. 2014 Sep; 1(3):165-7. View in: PubMed

The use of cell phone support for non-adherent HIV-infected youth and young adults: an initial randomized and controlled intervention trial. AIDS Behav. 2014 Apr; 18(4):686-96. View in: PubMed

The initial feasibility of a computer-based motivational intervention for adherence for youth newly recommended to start antiretroviral treatment. AIDS Care. 2014 Jan; 26(1):130-5. View in: PubMed

Parental support and mental health among transgender adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Dec; 53(6):791-3. View in: PubMed

Motivational Enhancement System for Adherence (MESA): pilot randomized trial of a brief computer-delivered prevention intervention for youth initiating antiretroviral treatment. J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Jul; 38(6):638-48. View in: PubMed

Barriers to medication adherence in behaviorally and perinatally infected youth living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2013 Jan; 17(1):86-93. View in: PubMed

Syndemic theory and HIV-related risk among young transgender women: the role of multiple, co-occurring health problems and social marginalization. Am J Public Health. 2012 Sep; 102(9):1751-7. View in: PubMed

Parental support and condom use among transgender female youth. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2012 Jul-Aug; 23(4):306-17. View in: PubMed

Functional analysis of HIV type 1 Nef gene variants from adolescent and adult survivors of perinatal infection. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2012 May; 28(5):486-92. View in: PubMed

Psychological factors, beliefs about medication, and adherence of youth with human immunodeficiency virus in a multisite directly observed therapy pilot study. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jun; 48(6):637-40. View in: PubMed

Management of the transgender adolescent. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Feb; 165(2):171-6. View in: PubMed

Directly observed therapy (DOT) for nonadherent HIV-infected youth: lessons learned, challenges ahead. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2010 Sep; 26(9):947-53. View in: PubMed

Sexual risk taking among transgender male-to-female youths with different partner types. Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1500-5. View in: PubMed

Short communication: enhanced CD8+ T cell apoptosis in HIV-infected adolescents with virologic failure on protease inhibitor-based therapy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2010 Jun; 26(6):681-4. View in: PubMed

Youth living with HIV and problem substance use: elevated distress is associated with nonadherence and sexual risk. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2010 Mar-Apr; 9(2):113-5. View in: PubMed

Identification of HIV-infected 12- to 24-year-old men and women in 15 US cities through venue-based testing. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Mar; 164(3):273-6. View in: PubMed

Improving health outcomes for youth living with the human immunodeficiency virus: a multisite randomized trial of a motivational intervention targeting multiple risk behaviors. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Dec; 163(12):1092-8. View in: PubMed

Transgender female youth and sex work: HIV risk and a comparison of life factors related to engagement in sex work. AIDS Behav. 2009 Oct; 13(5):902-13. View in: PubMed

Identification of ongoing human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in residual viremia during recombinant HIV-1 poxvirus immunizations in patients with clinically undetectable viral loads on durable suppressive highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Virol. 2009 Oct; 83(19):9731-42. View in: PubMed

Development of a directly observed therapy adherence intervention for adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus-1: application of focus group methodology to inform design, feasibility, and acceptability. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Feb; 44(2):124-32. View in: PubMed

Long-term observation of adolescents initiating HAART therapy: three-year follow-up. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2007 Oct; 23(10):1208-14. View in: PubMed

An evaluation of service utilization among male to female transgender youth: qualitative study of a clinic-based sample. J LGBT Health Res. 2007; 3(2):49-61. View in: PubMed

The use of cell phone reminder calls for assisting HIV-infected adolescents and young adults to adhere to highly active antiretroviral therapy: a pilot study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Jun; 20(6):438-44. View in: PubMed

Thymic volume, T-cell populations, and parameters of thymopoiesis in adolescent and adult survivors of HIV infection acquired in infancy. AIDS. 2006 Mar 21; 20(5):667-74. View in: PubMed

Advance supply of emergency contraception: a randomized trial in adolescent mothers. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005 Oct; 18(5):347-54. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal antiretroviral adherence among adolescents infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Aug; 159(8):764-70. View in: PubMed

Radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroidism presenting primarily as psychiatric disease in three adolescent and young adult patients. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Aug; 17(8):1121-3. View in: PubMed

Virologic and immunologic outcomes after 24 weeks in HIV type 1-infected adolescents receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Infect Dis. 2004 Jul 15; 190(2):271-9. View in: PubMed

Assessment of thymic activity in human immunodeficiency virus-negative and -positive adolescents by real-time PCR quantitation of T-cell receptor rearrangement excision circles. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2003 Mar; 10(2):323-8. View in: PubMed

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