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Constitution of the Association

The Constitution of the Association was last updated on 12 December 2016.
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Dr Laura Waters - Chair
Dr Laura Waters is a GU/HIV consultant and HIV & hepatitis lead at The Mortimer Market Centre, London. She is chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), chair of the BHIVA treatment guidelines and prior secretary & chair of the Conferences Subcommittee. She is a trustee of the British Association of Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) & chairs or co-authors other national guidelines. Laura represents BHIVA on the HIV CRG, advising NHS England on HIV treatment and care. She has published and presented widely, writes a regular column for Boyz magazine and is a Terrence Higgins Trust trustee. She works with JUSTRI, an HIV charity, to deliver training on HIV & Sexual Health to medical students & teaches on HIV courses for University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She was elected as BHIVA Chair in 2019 for a three-year term.

Professor Caroline Sabin - Vice Chair
Professor Caroline Sabin has been an active member of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee since 2001, and of several BHIVA guideline groups. She is the principal investigator of the UK CHIC Study and provides regular training courses on the analysis/ interpretation of cohorts, with the aim of raising the profile of clinical HIV research in the UK. She was re-elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2016–2019. Professor Sabin is Chair of the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee. Professor Sabin was elected as BHIVA Vice Chair in 2019 for a three-year term to 2022.

Dr Yvonne Gilleece - Honorary Secretary
Dr Yvonne Gilleece is a Consultant in HIV & Sexual Health at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and an Honorary Clinical Reader at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. She has a special interest in HIV and Women, is Chair of SWIFT and Chair of the BHIVA guidelines on the management of HIV in pregnancy and the post partum period. She teaches on the BHIVA inpatients and Dip HIV courses and has contributed as an author to additional BHIVA guidelines (FSRH 2019) . She was Vice Chair of the BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee 2017-2019 and a member of the BIVA Hepatitis and Conference Subcommittees. She is a member of the steering group of WAVE ( part of EACS). She was re-elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2019–2022 and was also elected as Honorary Secretary for a three-year term to 2022.

Dr Duncan Churchill - Honorary Treasurer
Dr Duncan Churchill has been a Consultant in GU/HIV Medicine at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton since 1999, and Lead Consultant for over 7 years. He trained at Oxford, The Middlesex Hospital, and at St. Mary’s. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the British HIV Association from 1996–2004, and chaired the BHIVA treatment guidelines writing group and was Chair of the BHIVA Guidelines Subcommittee from 2013–2016. Dr Churchill served as Honorary Treasurer from 2014–17 and was elected as BHIVA Honorary Treasurer in 2017 for a further 3-year term.


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