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News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on World AIDS Day

News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on World AIDS Day

Topics include research on vaccines and stigma

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Editor's Note: Duke provides an on-campus satellite uplink facility for live or pre-recorded television interviews. We are also equipped with ISDN connectivity for radio interviews. Broadcast reporters should contact Scott Wells at (919) 660-1741 or James Todd at (919) 681-8061 to arrange an interview.

The following Duke University experts are available to comment on various aspects of AIDS and HIV for World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

Dr. Barton Haynes, M.D.
Professor of medicine and immunology; director of the Duke Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology-Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID); director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
hayne002@mc.duke.edu
http://dhvi.duke.edu/faculty/details/0114780

Haynes is available to discuss CHAVI-ID, a consortium of universities and academic medical centers based at Duke that recently received a $139 million NIH grant to focus on creating the most effective vaccines to prevent the disease.

Michael Relf
Assistant dean for undergraduate education, director of the Accelerated BSN Program in the School of Nursing, Duke University.
michael.relf@duke.edu
http://fds.duke.edu/db/nurse/faculty/michael.relf

Relf has written extensively on the relationship between childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and HIV risk behaviors among homosexual men. His research includes testing interventions to promote primary care retention among individuals with HIV.

Julie Barroso
Professor and research development coordinator for the Duke School of Nursing Office of Research Affairs, and a senior research fellow in the Duke Health Inequalities Program.
julie.barroso@duke.edu
http://fds.duke.edu/db/nurse/faculty/julie.barroso

Barroso's research focuses on the stress and stigma associated with the disease among infected women. She has published more than 50 articles, most of them research-based, and is a reviewer for numerous journals.

Susan Reif
Research associate, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke University
susan.reif@duke.edu
http://chpir.org/people/susan-reif/

Reif specializes in health outcomes of HIV-infected individuals, including substance abuse and mental illness treatment and prevention. She is co-author of a report detailing the disproportionate rise of new HIV cases in the southern United States, viewable at http://globalhealth.duke.edu/news/2011/Research_Report_Final_Version216v....

More Information

Contact: For Haynes: Sarah Avery
Phone: (919) 660-1306
For Barroso and Relf: Michael Evans (919) 684-9356; michael.evans2@duke.edu For Reif: Geelea Seaford (919) 681-7718, (919) 345-5884; gseaford@duke.edu

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More Information

Contact: For Haynes: Sarah Avery
Phone: (919) 660-1306
For Barroso and Relf: Michael Evans (919) 684-9356; michael.evans2@duke.edu For Reif: Geelea Seaford (919) 681-7718, (919) 345-5884; gseaford@duke.edu