A day in the life of...

The ‘A day in the life of…’ series highlights 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.

Our HIV-positive 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.

Tell us your story

If you would like to take part in this initiative, please send the following information to [email protected]:

  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).

IAS Members' Stories

Dilbar Karobekova

IAS Member and High Category Gynecologist, Honorary Doctor of Tajikistan

Dr. John B. Chittick

Harvard Ed.D., IAS Member and Executive Director TeenAIDS-PeerCorps (TA-PC), United States

Kameko Nichols

IAS Member and Partnership Director (Africa) of Riders for Health


Falilu Opeyemi Agbaje

IAS Member and Founder and Executive Director of OROL Youth Empowerment Initiative, Nigeria

Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana

IAS member and infectious diseases physician working at University of the Philippines, Manila

Emmanuel Oyetunde Olaoti

IAS member and Senior Officer at the Society for Family Health (SFH) Nigeria


Odelana Olabanji Oladedele

IAS Member and Biomedical Scientist from Nigeria

Bradford McIntyre

IAS Member and Founder of “Positively Positive, Living with HIV/AIDS” Website

Oben Tabe Jonas

Medical Laboratory Technician, HIV/AIDS Research Initiator, and IAS Member from Limbe, Cameroon


Giustina Casu

IAS Member, Web Content Editor for the Sardinian Science and Technology Park and NGO Founder and Activist in Sardinia, Italy

Dr. Anja Giphart

IAS Member and Vice President for Program Implementation, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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


Judy Auerbach

IAS Member and Vice President of Research and Evaluation at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Oscar Cordon

IAS Member and Chief of Party at Chemonics International in Peru

Lori Bollinger

IAS Member and Vice President at Futures Institute


Dr. Edward Bitarakwate

IAS Member and Country Director, Uganda, for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

John Jao Majimbo

IAS Member and Head of Pharmaceutical Services, Kenya Ports Authority

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)


Alain Miguet

IAS Member and Editor-in-chief of Sida Info Service (SIS)

Dr. Rolando A. Cedillos

IAS Member and Head of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Nacional Rosales, El Salvador

Diego M. Cecchini

IAS member and Physician at Cosme Argerich Public Hospital, and Helios Salud Private Centre, Buenos Aires


Enrique Chavez

IAS member and Advocacy Director at AID for AIDS

Alan Whiteside

International AIDS Society (IAS) treasurer and Governing Council (GC) member

Monica Malta

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Health, and IAS Member