Johns Hopkins Experts Available in Observance of World AIDS Day

11/26/2019

Nearly 40 million people around the world are living with HIV, and experts believe about 20% do not know their status. In the U.S., more than 1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV.

In observance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the following experts are available to speak about HIV/AIDS, including the current state of the virus and disease, how far we’ve come, research and what’s in the future:

  • Allison Agwu, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Director, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program, Johns Hopkins Children Center
    Topics: HIV/AIDS in children and adolescents; treatment and management strategies
     
  • Larry Chang, M.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: HIV epidemic in Africa and Uganda; implementation science relating to antiretroviral therapy; use of mobile health technology and HIV
     
  • Richard Chaisson, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research
    Topics: General AIDS; Tuberculosis/HIV co-infection
     
  • Natasha Chida, M.D., M.S.P.H.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Assistant Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
    Topic: Care of patients with HIV in the U.S.
     
  • Christine Durand, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: Cancer therapy and transplant in people living with HIV; HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which allows HIV-positive organ donors to donate to HIV-positive patients who need a transplant
     
  • Charles Flexner, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Director, Johns Hopkins University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
    Topics: Medication to prevent and treat HIV; development of long-acting, extended release HIV drugs
     
  • Bhakti Hansoti, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: Emergency medicine; missed HIV population; HIV testing implementation in the emergency department
     
  • Deborah Persaud, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Topics: HIV-cure research for children
     
  • Richard Rothman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Topics: National and local HIV testing programs in emergency departments (EDs); novel approaches and tools for HIV testing in acute care settings; pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in EDs; acute HIV and early treatment in EDs; research on gaps in the HIV care continuum
     
  • Thomas Quinn, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
    Topics: International perspectives on HIV; the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to respond to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic; research initiatives in HIV

If you would like to interview one of the Johns Hopkins Medicine 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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