HIV Then & Now
COVID & Community
bringing science to communities
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The people are so experienced with the issues around COVID. I think it’s important we should continue this dialogue. Nobody is doing it.”
In Honor of Dr. James Gita Hakim
14 May 1954 – 25 January 2021
Dr. James Gita Hakim was a South Sudanese and Ugandan clinical epidemiologist, a gifted heart specialist, and a dedicated HIV AIDS researcher..James was a respected and humble leader. He was a colleague, mentor, and friend to many. Dr. James Gita Hakim died 25th of January 2021 in Zimbabwe because of complications due to COVID-19. He will be sorely missed.
Dr. James Hakim gave his life in service of his patients
Pediatrician & HIV AIDS Researcher, Author of “A Cure Too Far” and “Genocide by Denial” President of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences and Director of the JCRC Uganda (retired)
A researcher in Uganda during the HIV pandemic outbreak, he spent his career working on a disease that was killing so many people. Dr Peter Mugyeni is a world-renowned research leader who has authored two books, and he has stared in a major motion picture documentary.
Pediatrician and Epidemiologist at MRC Clinical Trials Unit Zimbabwe
Over the last 30 years, she set up and coordinated a network of clinical trials and cohorts across Europe, Thailand, and South America mainly addressing questions in pediatric HIV infection. Since 1999 her focus has expanded to East Africa, and more recently to India, where she runs large trials addressing strategy questions in adult and pediatric HIV infection, as well as tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis C and antimicrobial resistance.
Chuen-Yen Lau, MD, MS, MPH
Research Clinician HIV Dynamics and Replication Program National Cancer Institute, (NIH)
Chuen-Yen Lau is a clinical research physician at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). in 2004, she joined NIAID to support multifaceted international infectious disease research partnerships with a focus on Indonesia. She is now at the HIV Dynamics and Replication Program in the National Cancer Institute in 2020 to conduct translational research to identify, characterize and target HIV reservoirs
Health Policy and Clinical Evidence at The Economist Intelligence Unit
As a policy and clinical evidence analyst, Elly shares findings and insights from a recently published EIU project (sponsored by ViiV Healthcare.) Lessons from the intersection of COVID-19 with HIV, other STIs and Mental Health.
Chief & Director of Infectious Diseases Medical Centre at Voluntary Health Services Hospital in Chennai. He also Director and Site Leader for the Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment (CART) Clinical Research Site of NIH
CART conducts multisite Therapeutics (ACTG), prevention (HPTN) and INSIGHT clinical trials. and directs the clinic which provides medical care for persons with HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, COVID19 and other Infectious Diseases in Chennai, Southern India.
Lynda Sagrestano, PhD
GL FAQ Panel Moderator
Dr. Lynda Sagrestano is an applied social, community, and health psychologist. She has over 25 years of experience conducting community-based research, needs assessments, and program evaluations. Her experience in the areas of intercultural communication, mentoring and team building and her extensive public speaking and meeting facilitation experience on community-related issues both online and in-person will help guide a well-facilitated discussion
The purpose is to open a dialogue around HIV/AIDS and COVID, sharing lessons from the past and finding solutions for the future. Our mission is to provide a forum for the HIV community and its supporting scientists to share their concerns, needs wants and hopes about COVID.
GHL Solutions provides Community Engagement Services to non-profits and agencies serving vulnerable communities.
HIV mRNA vaccine and covid are they connected and what does this mean in 2022
AIDS Clinical Trials Group Collects Global COVID Data during cardiovacular study. The largest global study of vaccination rates among vulnerable people, such as those who are HIV+
HIV then and now is from a webinar sponsored by GHL Solutions in 2021 in the middle of the COVID pandemic.
Interviews are posted from talks with the pros about HIV Then and Now, the first in our HIV COVID Talks series. One question that continues to rise to the surface is whether we should be refocusing our attention on the countries that haven't received their first...
Are HIV and COVID in for a Collision Course? Living with HIV is no picnic. Now that we are living in a COVID world, it is that much more difficult. We are working to provide a platform for the discussion about HIV COVID science in one place. Go to Dr. Chuen-Yen Lau's...
HIV Positive with COVID Diagnosis
Is History Repeating Itself?
We all went through 2020 but we didn’t all go through it the same way and we didn’t come out the same. How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting people with HIV AIDS? This is the first of our planned conversations around HIV & COVID. Panelists begin the discussion with current issues around HIV/AIDS and COVID..
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