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International Partnerships

The BHIVA International Partnerships Working Group (IPWG) is a sub group of the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee.

Its role is to develop international links for BHIVA and respond to requests for BHIVA members to speak at international meetings. Speakers are allocated according to areas of expertise, speaking experience and in order to represent the BHIVA membership nationally. Speakers can be from all disciplines working in the HIV field and can also include doctors in training who wish to gain international speaking experience.



  • Dr Tristan Barber

Vice Chair

  • Dr Karen Rogstad


  • Dr Sanjay Bhagani

  • Dr Fiona Burns

  • Prof Sarah Fidler

  • Dr Douglas Fink

  • Dr Alastair Hudson

  • Prof Saye Khoo

  • Dr Ranjababu Kulasegaram

  • Prof Mark Nelson

  • Prof Caroline Sabin

  • Dr Katrina Stegmann

  • Dr Clare van Halsema

  • Prof Alan Winston

Terms of Reference

Terms of reference for this working group are included in the Terms of Reference of the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee, available at:


International speakers

In 2018-2019 we provided speakers to the Kenyan HIV conference and to a TB course in Myanmar, as well as to HIV Congress, Mumbai, India.

BHIVA/Gilead International Exchanges

In 2018 we established the BHIVA/Gilead International Scholarship Programme. These awards, generously supported by Gilead, provided funding a for a successful UK applicant to develop an educational exchange programme with a partner from a low/middle income country setting.

Awardees in 2018 were:

  • Dr Alastair Duncan, Kings/South Africa - Supporting healthy ageing in HIV

  • Dr Ewan Hunter, Newcastle-Kilimanjaro HIV Partnership

  • Dr Diarmuid Nugent, Enhancing care pathways for HIV prevention and sexual health care in men who have sex with men in Georgia

  • Dr Padmasayee Papineni, Vellore-London Exchange

A further round of awards is planned for 2019 which will include the option of linking with vulnerable and low income communities within high prevalence country settings. This application round is scheduled to open at the end of September 2019 with a closing date at the end of November 2019. Further details will be available here.

Current MOUs

International Membership

This offers those in low- and middle-income countries an affordable way to access the benefits of BHIVA membership, including online access to the BHIVA journal HIV Medicine and the BHIVA e-learning modules.

Further information

For further information on any activities of the IWPG please contact the Chair, Dr Tristan Barber or the BHIVA Secretariat at