Webinar: Monday, 27 March 2023, 7:00 PM

Understanding HIV Drug Resistance

Join Medical Chronicle for a free, CPD-accredited webinar on Understanding HIV drug resistance. This webinar is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific and will be presented by Dr Leon Levin and Dr Kay Mohamed.

Medical Chronicle and Thermo Fisher Scientific present a three-part webinar series on HIV drug resistance in patient management. 

This first webinar will provide an overview of virologic failure, the role of drug resistance and how ARV treatment guidelines are informed by current and emerging HIV drug resistance. This event will also provide practical experience on when to order an HIV drug resistance test, how to interpret and use test results to inform treatment plans and help one understand the risks posed by emergent drug resistance to currently available and newer antiretroviral drugs and what mitigation options are available to prevent the loss of antiretroviral drug efficacy. 

Presented by
Claire Rush

Claire Rush

  • Editor: Medical Chronicle
Dr Leon Levin

Dr Leon Levin

  • Paediatrician
Dr Leon Levin MBBCh(Wits), FCPaed(SA), DTM&H is a paediatrician who has been treating HIV infected infants, children and adolescents for the past 26 years. From 2013-2018 he was Head of Paediatric HIV Programmes and is currently Senior Technical Advisor in Paediatrics at Right to Care NGO. He was the Chairman of the Paediatric Subcommittee of the SA HIV Clinicians Society from 1999-2011 and was the convenor of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Paediatric Antiretroviral Guidelines 2000, 2002 and 2005 and Co-convenor for the 2009 guidelines. He has been on the SA DOH Paediatric and Adolescent ART Guidelines Committees and is on the Paediatric 3rd line ART Committee for the SA DOH. He is Paediatric HIV Medical advisor to one of the larger Medical AIDs He has given numerous lectures and HIV viral resistance workshops throughout Africa. His Current areas of interest include infants, children and adolescents with HIV infection, new paediatric ART formulations, treatment failure and drug resistance and HIV disclosure to adolescents.
Dr Kay Mahomed

Dr Kay Mahomed

  • HIV clinician
Dr Kay Mahomed is an HIV clinician based at Netcare Garden City Hospital and lead consultant for HIV disease management companies. She has been a medical doctor for 36 years and have over 16 years experience in the management of HIV/ AIDS and related diseases. Her passion extends beyond patient care to the training of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers.


  • MBChB (Natal) (1985)
  • DCH (SA) (1989)
  • DA (SA) (1988)
  • DIP HIV (SA) (2008)
  • HIV Management Course, Right2Care (2007)
  • HIV Management Course, Foundation for Professional Development (2008)
  • Higher Certificate in Management, Foundation for Professional Development (2011)
  • Advanced HIV Diploma, HIV Clinician’s Society (2020)
  • Member of the South African Institute of Healthcare Managers (MM51/12)


  • Involved in HIV teaching, training and patient care for the past 16 years.
  • Right2Care (2005-2012):
    • Lead Clinician
    • Best work ethic Right2Care (2008)
    • Worked as an HIV clinician at Right2Care, an HIV NGO attached to an infectious disease unit at Helen Joseph Hospital, which saw approx. 800 patients per day. Trained students, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, doctors and other healthcare workers in the treatment of HIV.
    • Trained nurses in HIV care. Piloted the down referral programme and thereafter NIMART training of nurses programme, continue to support the nurses in the programme with difficult patients.
    • Prepared doctors for the HIV diploma exams.
Trained doctors for the HIV management course run by Right to Care and the Wits HIV unit, as well as for the HIV Clinician’s Society.
    • Trained nurses for the DOH nurse- initiated ARV rollout programme, and continued to support the programme in complex case management.
    • Set up and managed the adolescent clinic at Thembalethu Clinic.
    • Managed the IPT (Isoniazid Preventive Therapy) programme.
    • Assisted with the software development, Therapy Edge Programme.
    • Supported the Helen Joseph Breast Clinic in optimising care for patients with side effects.
    • Supported the Plastics Clinic in optimising care for patients with side effects.
  • RHRU/Wits: Training of doctors for the HIV management course
  • Clinician’s Society: Assistance with the Vula Programme (2020/2021) & assisted with drafting adolescent guidelines
  • Training the yellow dot doctors for PEP and PREP & training doctors on ARVs
  • Training of doctors for the Gauteng GP forum (2016/2018/2019)
  • Training of doctors for the Bonitas medical aid (2018/2019)
  • Training of Netcare doctors in HIV care (2015-2020)
  • Training of Life Hospital doctors in HIV care (2020)
  • Training of case managers for GEMS and Discovery
  • Training of renal physicians in the management of kidney disease and HIV for the Nephrology Society (2016)
  • Training of obstetricians on the management of HIV in pregnancy (2018)
  • Pharmaceuticals:
    • Training of doctors and pharmacists for Mylan, Cipla, Adcock and Activo.
      • Mylan webinar – December 2020 (Zatanov / Myltego)
      • Cipla webinar – July 2020 (DTG)
      • Activo webinar – November 2020 (Ritoataz)
    • Advisory board of Mylan and Cipla (2020)
  • Corporates: Training of nurses, social workers and peer educators for companies including Woolworths, Clicks, the Gazette and Telkom.
  • HIV Disease Management Consulting:
    • HealthinSite (2017 – present)
    • Life Sense (2021)
    • Halocare (2020)
    • Netcare (2012)
    • NBC (2015-2016)
  • HIV Support to Life Insurance:
    • All Life (2010 – 2018)
    • Old Mutual (2015 - 2018)
    • ABSA Bank Trust (2019-2021)
  • HIV Support to Schools (2012 – 2019): HIV to staff and students at various schools including St. Johns, Parktown Boys, Kingsmead, Pridwin and Sacred Heart.
  • HIV support to Wits and UJ staff and students (2016 – present)
  • HIV training for the contestants of the Miss Commonwealth Leadership (2017-2020)
  • HIV support to staff at the City of Johannesburg (2017)
  • HIV support to the EAP at the Charlotte Maxeke and Helen Joseph Hospitals (2012 – 2019)
  • Mentoring of peer educators to the SAPS and Pikitup (2015-2019)
  • Training of social workers at correctional services and SANBS (2015-2017)
  • Training of SAA staff (2016)
  • Training of peer educators for the Department of Basic Education (2015-2017)
  • Training of SASOHN (2020)
  • Support to religious organisations (FBI and MAP) (2010 - 2018)
  • Involved in media (SABC, eNCA, Sunday Times)
  • Netcare Garden City Hospital (2012 - present): Lead HIV clinician, managing all HIV in and out-patients, with referrals from physicians and other specialist doctors to manage complex cases.


Case report on the emergence of Dolutegravir resistance in a patient on second line antiretroviral therapy in the South African Journal of HIV Medicine (July 2020).

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