Johns Hopkins Experts Available to Speak in Observance of World AIDS Day


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Nearly 40 million people around the world are living with HIV, and about one in four don’t know it. Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, an observance dedicated to raising awareness about HIV and AIDS. Johns Hopkins has been a leader in understanding, treating and preventing HIV and AIDS for more than 35 years—from groundbreaking research to quality and comprehensive care HIV and AIDS patients.

In observance of World AIDS Day, the following experts are available to speak about various aspects of HIV/AIDS, including the current state of the virus and disease, how far we’ve come, research and what’s in the future:

  • Justin Bailey, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV, vaccine development prospects

  • Richard Chaisson, M.D.
    Director, Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: Tuberculosis/HIV co-infection and HIV globally

  • Larry Chang, M.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa; community-based HIV prevention and treatment strategies in Uganda, mobile health technology and HIV prevention in Uganda

  • Natasha Chida, M.D., M.S.P.H.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Assistant
    Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
    Topics: Patient care and current management of HIV in the U.S.

  • Christine Durand, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which allows HIV-positive organ donors to donate to HIV-positive patients who need a transplant

  • Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, M.B.B.S., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: HIV and HCV care; social network-based methods for HIV/HCV care and prevention

  • Charles Flexner, M.D. Director, Johns Hopkins University AIDS Clinical Trials Group Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: Medication to prevent and treat HIV; development of long acting, extended release HIV drugs

  • Risha Irvin, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: Building capacity for community-based HIV and HCV detection and treatment

  • Deborah Persaud, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Topics: HIV-cure research for children

  • Stuart Ray, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: HIV and HCV sequence variation

If you want to interview one of the Johns Hopkins experts, please contact Kim Polyniak, senior communications specialist, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, at kpolyni1@jhmi.edu or 443-510-5807.

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