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Experts for media comment

UK’s leading HIV consultants available for comment on UK and International HIV/AIDS stories
The British HIV Association counts among its members some of the most experienced and respected world experts in HIV and AIDS medicine. If you need an HIV medical expert for comment on any forthcoming story, the following experts are available:


Professor Chloe Orkin – BHIVA Chair
Professor Chloe Orkin is Chair of the British HIV Association and Consultant Physician at the Royal London Hospital where her clinical duties include running a busy HIV and HIV/ HCV research unit.

Professor Clifford Leen – BHIVA Vice Chair
Professor Clifford Leen is a consultant physician in Infectious Diseases and HIV at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh.

Dr Ann Sullivan – BHIVA Honorary Secretary
Dr Ann Sullivan trained in Australia and London, gaining an MD in HIV Immunology. She is now a Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Dr Duncan Churchill – BHIVA Honorary Treasurer
Dr Duncan Churchill is a Consultant in HIV and genito-urinary medicine at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

Dr Sanjay Bhagani – BHIVA Hepatitis Society
Dr Sanjay Bhagani is a Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases/HIV Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, London.

Dr David Chadwick – Chair, BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee
Dr David Chadwick is an ID Physician in Middlesbrough who has worked in HIV for 20 years, with research interests in HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection in Africa and HIV testing in the UK.

Dr Carol Emerson
Dr Carol Emerson is a Consultant GU/HIV Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Dr Andrew Freedman
Dr Andrew Freedman is a Reader in Infectious Diseases & Hon. Consultant Physician at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Professor Caroline Sabin – Chair, BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee
Professor Caroline Sabin has been an active member of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee since 2001, and of several BHIVA guideline groups.

Dr Laura Waters – Chair, BHIVA Conferences Subcommittee
Dr Laura Waters is a consultant at the Mortimer Market Centre where she is inpatient and hepatitis lead.

To arrange an interview with any of the BHIVA experts mentioned, please contact Jon Cope at Curium Communications on 07867 508212; email:


BHIVA is the leading UK association representing professionals in HIV care. Since 1995, we have been committed to providing excellent care for people living with and affected by HIV. BHIVA is a national advisory body on all aspects of HIV care and we provide a national platform for HIV care issues. Our representatives contribute to international, national and local committees dealing with HIV care. In addition, we promote undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development within HIV care.    @BritishHIVAssoc