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‘A Day in the Life of…’

The International AIDS Society (IAS) launched the ‘A day in the life of…’ series in order to highlight the day to day lives of IAS members from around the world. The aim of the initiative is to illustrate the diversity of IAS members on the frontlines of the HIV epidemic and the innovative ways in which they work in HIV prevention, treatment and care in their different regions. We would also like bring a more ‘human touch’ to IAS communications by profiling our membership in terms of who you are, where you are, and the great work you are doing.

If you would like to take part in this new project, please send following information to :
  1. Name and job title
  2. Name of Institution/organization you are working for
  3. Phone number (not mandatory)
  4. Address (not mandatory)
  5. A summary of your work and what a typical work day is like (approx. 500 words)
  6. An electronic photo of yourself and, where possible, photos that illustrate your day to day work (with a caption explaining the photo).
Our HIV+ members are strongly encouraged to submit their stories as part of this series. This could be about your experience of services received or a more personal reflection about your life experiences in general.

Please be aware that the contents of individual member’s stories may not be representative of the policies or views of the International AIDS Society.


IAS Members' Stories



A Day in the Life of Dilbar Karobekova, IAS Member and High Category Gynecologist, Honorary Doctor of Tajikistan   
 

A Day in the Life of Dr. John B. Chittick, Harvard Ed.D., IAS Member and Executive Director TeenAIDS-PeerCorps (TA-PC), United States   
 

A Day in the Life of Kameko Nichols – IAS Member and Partnership Director (Africa) of Riders for Health   
 

A Day in the Life of Falilu Opeyemi Agbaje, IAS Member and Founder and Executive Director of OROL Youth Empowerment Initiative, Nigeria   
 

A Day in the Life of Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana, IAS member and infectious diseases physician working at University of the Philippines, Manila   
 

A Day in the Life of Emmanuel Oyetunde Olaoti, IAS member and Senior Officer at the Society for Family Health (SFH) Nigeria   
 

A Day in the Life of Odelana Olabanji Oladedele, Biomedical Scientist and IAS Member from Nigeria   
 

A Day in the Life of Bradford McIntyre, IAS Member and Founder of “Positively Positive, Living with HIV/AIDS” Website   
 

A Day in the Life of Oben Tabe Jonas, Medical Laboratory Technician, HIV/AIDS Research Initiator, and IAS Member from Limbe, Cameroon   
 

A Day in the Life of Giustina Casu, IAS Member, Web Content Editor for the Sardinian Science and Technology Park and NGO Founder and Activist in Sardinia, Italy   
 

A Day in the Life of Dr. Anja Giphart, IAS Member and Vice President for Program Implementation, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation   
 
A Day in the Life of Stephen Karpiak PhD, IAS Member and Associate Director for Research at the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America’s (ACRIA) ACRIA’s Center on HIV and Aging and Associate Faculty at New York University   
 

A Day in the Life of Judy Auerbach, IAS Member and Vice President of Research and Evaluation at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation   
 

A Day in the Life of Oscar Cordon, IAS Member and Chief of Party at Chemonics International in Peru   
 

A Day in the Life of Lori Bollinger, IAS Member and Vice President at Futures Institute   
 

A Day in the Life of Dr. Edward Bitarakwate, IAS Member and Country Director, Uganda, for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation   
 

A Day in the Life of John Jao Majimbo, IAS Member and Head of Pharmaceutical Services, Kenya Ports Authority   
 
A Day in the Life of Aikichi Iwamoto, IAS Governing Council Member and Professor of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Advanced Clinical Research Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo (IMSUT)    
 
A Day in the Life of Alain Miguet, IAS Member and Editor-in-chief of Sida Info Service (SIS)    

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A Day in the Life of Dr. Rolando A. Cedillos, IAS Member and Head of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Nacional Rosales, El Salvador
 

A Day in the Life of Diego M. Cecchini, IAS member and Physician at Cosme Argerich Public Hospital, and Helios Salud Private Centre, Buenos Aires
 

A Day in the Life of Enrique Chavez, IAS member and Advocacy Director at AID for AIDS
 

A Day in the Life of Alan Whiteside, International AIDS Society (IAS) treasurer and Governing Council (GC) member
 

A Day in the Life of Monica Malta, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health, and IAS Member