Claudia Hawkins, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division and a CFAR member, has been awarded a Hawkins’s National Institutes of Health K23 award.

After working in Nigeria at the start of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Hawkins accepted a position as clinical director of the PEPFAR funded Management and Development for Health (MDH) HIV Care and Treatment Program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There she and her colleagues conducted one of the first HIV/HBV co-infection in Tanzania, which data resulted in a five-year project exploring co-infection.

A parallel project by Hawkins in Nigeria is helping prove the value of antiviral therapies, particularly in co-infected individuals.

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