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Constitution of the Association

The Constitution of the Association was last updated on 12 December 2016.
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Professor Chloe Orkin - 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. Her specialist interests are: Anti-retroviral therapy, hepatitis and oncology. She has 90 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored four British HIV Association guidelines on: Anti-retroviral therapy, Hepatitis, Malignancy and Routine Monitoring. Professor Orkin is the External Examiner to the Diploma in HIV Medicine. She is actively researching ways of implementing HIV and blood-borne virus testing. She was elected as BHIVA Chair in 2016 for a 3-year term.

Professor Clifford Leen - Vice Chair
Professor Clifford Leen is a consultant physician in Infectious Diseases and HIV at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh. He now leads a research unit involved in international and national studies on the treatment of HIV and hepatitis C and was the Secretary of the BHIVA Hepatitis Working Group Executive Panel. He is a member of the BHIVA and Scottish HIV Advisory Group (SHIVAG) executive committees, and has been on the BHIVA Treatment Guidelines Writing Committee since 2003. He is Training Programme Director for Infectious Diseases in Scotland. He chaired the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee from 2008 to 2011, and has been a member of the management group of Edinburgh University’s Centre for Infectious Diseases since 2008. He was elected as BHIVA Vice Chair in 2016 for a 3-year term.

Dr Ann Sullivan - 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. Her specific interests include expanding HIV testing, MSM sexual health and utilising technology to improve patient care and experience. As Vice Chair of the BHIVA Audit and Standards Subcommittee, she led the 2014 National HIV Partner Notification audit. Dr Sullivan was elected as BHIVA Honorary Secretary in 2016 for a 2-year term.

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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