Webinar: Thursday, 14 September 2023, 7:00 PM

HIV/Aids vaccines and PReP: An Update for Health Workers

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PReP) can reduce the risk of getting HIV by about 99% if taken as directed. This treatment (and the general field of vaccines for HIV/Aids) has come a long way, but how close are we to workable solutions to this public health crisis? Internationally renowned HIV/Aids expert Prof Linda-Gail Bekker will reveal the cutting-edge of available knowledge in this webinar.

Presented by
Conrad Strydom

Conrad Strydom

  • Editor: Medical Academic
Prof Linda-Gail Bekker

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker

  • Deputy Director: Desmond Tutu HIV Centre
Prof Linda-Gail Bekker (MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP (SA), PhD) is the Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, UCT and Chief Executive Officer of the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation. She is a physician, scientist and infectious disease specialist. Her research interests include programmatic and action research around antiretroviral roll out and TB integration, prevention of HIV in women, youth and MSM. Prof Bekker served as President-Elect (2014- 2016) and then President (2016-2018) of the International AIDS Society. She is a A+ rated scientist, and has published >600 peer-reviewed papers.

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