Contributors

Benjamin Brown is a programmes manager for the Men’s Health Division at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. His work focuses on engaging and educating MSM communities as well as risk-reduction counselling for MSM. He earned his BSc in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US.

Glenn de Swardt is the psychosocial director for the Health 4 Men programme in Cape Town. His expertise lies in the psychosocial aspects of health promotion among MSM and in responsible sex messaging and behavioural interventions.

Zoe Duby is currently at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, running the MSM Sensitivity Training for Health Care Workers, and building a qualitative research base at the Men’s Division. She is also working towards her PhD at the School of Public Health at the University of Cape Town, focusing on heterosexual anal sex and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Zoe gained a BA in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex (UK) and an MPhil in the Sociology of HIV at the University of Cape Town.

Robin Hamilton is a clinical psychologist and the training manager for the Aurum Institute, a non-profit research organisation based in Johannesburg. He is responsible for training health care workers for an antiretroviral treatment programme funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He also runs a private psychotherapy practice with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients. Robin has developed HIV/AIDS training and educational materials for a range of organisations.

Jacques Livingston completed his Master’s degree in Social Science (Psychology) in 2004 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He joined OUT LGBT Well-being (a non-profit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisation based in Tshwane, Gauteng) in 2007 as a sexual health manager and in 2010 became the health and wellbeing manager, overseeing both the sexual health and mental health programmes within OUT. In 2010, Jacques started his doctoral degree at the University of South Africa. Jacques also currently has a small private practice that he runs after hours.

Elizabeth Mbizvo is a medical doctor with a Master’s and a doctorate in Public Health, specialist training in genitourinary medicine and HIV/AIDS management. She has over 10 years’ working experience with health systems with a focus on HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support. She is experienced in programme development for PEP for sexually assaulted adults and children as well as occupational PEP.

Jacqueline Papo is a teaching and research associate in Global Health at the Department of Public Health at Oxford University where she obtained her DPhil in International Health. Her DPhil research on ‘exploring the condom gap’ investigated the relative roles of supply- and demand-side barriers to condom use in Kenya. She has also carried out operational research on access-related issues for female condoms and microbicides. She is interested in the design and evaluation of public health interventions for HIV prevention and reproductive health among vulnerable populations in resource-limited settings.

Eduard Sanders is a senior researcher at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. He is an epidemiologist affiliated with Oxford University and supported by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). His work focuses on men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers, and his interests include public health interventions to reduce HIV transmission in vulnerable populations; acute HIV infections; HIV and STD care; HIV-1 clinical trials and the impact of AIDS on mortality.

Andrew Scheibe is a medical doctor and one of the programme’s managers for the Men’s Health Division at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. His interests lie in HIV prevention among MSM in South Africa and the economics of health systems.

Adrian Smith is a senior researcher in the Department of Public Health, Oxford University. His current research interests include HIV risk behaviour among male sex workers in Kenya; characterisation and risk behaviour of the male and female clients of male sex workers in Kenya; high-risk sexual networks; and HIV transmission dynamics, among others.

Kevin Stoloff is a psychiatrist and honorary lecturer at the University of Cape Town with special interests in ‘mental health in HIV’, psychopharmacology and the mental health of MSM, for whom he provides outpatient services. His post is funded by PEPFAR via the ANOVA Health Institute.

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