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Constitution of the Association

The Constitution of the Association was last updated on 22 November 2020.
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Each BHIVA policy is reviewed on an annual basis by the relevant committee, which make any recommendations for revisions and then submitted to the BHIVA trustees for approval. New policies are added as required.
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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.

Professor Yvonne Gilleece - Honorary Secretary
Professor 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 Iain Reeves - Honorary Treasurer
Dr Iain Reeves has been a consultant in London for over 10 years and is lead clinician for HIV at the Homerton Hospital. He is also lead for the NE London and Essex HIV Clinical Network and an elected trustee of BHIVA. He has special interests in the sexual health of MSM and in mental health and is a principal investigator on a number of HIV and sexual health studies. Dr Reeves was elected in 2019 as Chair of the BHIVA Conferences Subcommittee for a three-year term, is part of the BHIVA Treatment Guidelines Writing Group and led on three sections of the recent BHIVA clinical standards. He was re-elected as a BHIVA trustee to serve on the Executive Committee from 2018–2021. Dr Reeves was elected as Honorary Treasurer to serve from 2020 to 2023.


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