News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on World AIDS Day

Topics include research on vaccines and stigma

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 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 RelfAssistant dean for undergraduate education, director of the Accelerated BSN Program in the School of Nursing, Duke University.michael.relf@duke.edu 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'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 ReifResearch associate, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke Universitysusan.reif@duke.edu 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