"When I transitioned from HIV Training and Resource Initiative in 2010 I had a series of meetings with trusted colleagues: Deniz, Nenad and Nada. Together we envisioned a multi-service, multi-issue resourcing platform for innovative projects developed by activists, providers, researchers and people impacted by blood-borne diseases.We developed International HIV Partnerships together." -- Ben Collins
Thank you to AHF Europe, Alere, Gilead, Janssen and ViiV for their generous support of IHP projects.
Ben is director of International HIV Partnerships, a resource consultancy, which builds partnerships and initiatives with community activists, service users and service providers, clinicians and researchers, international organisations, industry and government officials for successful responses to HIV and hepatitis and related sexual health, mental health and human rights issues .
He has been HIV+ since 1981 and active in HIV as a volunteer, study patient, activist, administrator and consultant since 1985, first at Project Inform, a US-based treatment and research information and advocacy organisation.
Deniz Gökengin is a professor of Infectious Diseases and is an academic staff member at the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University. She is also the director of the Ege University HIV/AIDS Research and Practice Center. She has worked in many nongovernmental organizations as founder member, member and executive board member and she is the executive board member of the Society for AIDS and STI. She has been involved in HIV care for almost 20 years and has taken place in many medical and social projects.
Nenad Petković (36) is graduated lawyer specialized in International Human Rights Law. He has been civil society activist in the field of HIV/AIDS from 2004. Currently, he is Executive Director of organization of people living with HIV, Q-Club, in Serbia. He is the editor in chief of HIV therapy magazine “HIV Bilten HTB” for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia and the HIV/AIDS resource website “www.aidsresurs.rs”. He is involved in various projects and initiatives in response to HIV and support for PLHIV. He is a member of EATG and member of EACB from 2009. Also, he is member of Steering Committee of Aids Action Europe and Coordinating committee of Network of HIV Low Prevalence countries, NeLP.
Executive Director of Q-Club
Dr. Madani is a biochemist in the Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her biochemical research focuses on finding a woman-controlled microbicide that specifically targets HIV-1 viral entry. In addition, she regularly travel to the Middle East to present seminars at various universities, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and public health geared toward youth and women to advance the understanding of reproductive health issues. Her goal is to facilitate interdisciplinary research and dialogue on emerging infectious diseases in the region. She is currently on the advisory board of the Network of Iranians for Knowledge and Innovation (NIKI), board of directors of Scientific Association for Public Health in Iran (SAPHIR), and previously was chair of the Global Network of Researchers on HIV/AIDS in Middle East and North Africa (GNR-MENA). She hopes to use science education as a bridge to health and peace.
DANIELA MARIC, MD PhD
Oct 08 – Dec 2013 Consultancy training in Infectious diseases, University of Novi Sad, Medical School
June 08- Sept 11 PhD studies in Clinical Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Medical School
Achievements and Awards
Sept 2009 EACS fellowship for Advanced HIV Course
March 2008 EACS fellowship for Medical Exchange Program
Nov 2004 State Scholarship for Postgraduate studies
Sep 2004 Passed the State exam for a General Practitioner
Feb 2008- Teaching assistant, University of Novi Sad, Medical School,
Nov 2006-2013 Clinical physician, Clinical Center Novi Sad, Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dec 2013- Infectious diseases specialist, Clinical Center Novi Sad, Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Research and Publications
1. Svarc D. Presence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis determined by neurophysiological and neuropsychological tests (MA theses); University of Novi Sad, Medical School; 2008.
2. Maric D. The effects of vitamin and mineral supplement on antioxidant capacity and quality of life in women with chronic fatigue syndrome (PhD dissertation); University of Novi Sad, Medical School; 2011.
Nov 2013 HIV treatment – options and challenges. Annual HIV convention, Novi Sad, Serbia
Sept 2013. Importance of body composition measurements in people living with HIV. GSK regional meeting, Novi Sad, Serbia
May 2013. Department for HIV/AIDS – the first five years. MSD regional meeting, Belgrade Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 2012. Multivitamin mineral supplementation during increased oxidative stress disorders
Dec 2011 Viiv Young HIV physicians meeting, Paris, France
June 2011 HIV and HCV coinfection, Milano, Italy
June 2011 ECrECo Zagreb, Croatia
Sept 2009 EACS Advanced HIV Course, France
Nov 2008 HIV9 Glasgow conference, UK
Oct 2008 BHIVA Autumn Conference , UK
July-Nov 2008 Honorary Clinical Observer as a Young HIV phyisician, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
Oct 2007 Falk foundation sponsorship and poster presentation, Falk symposia on liver diseases, Dresden, Germany
Oct 2007 First congress of Serbian infectologists, poster presentation
Frequency of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic viral infections
Serbian medical society (SLD)
May 2007 Crucial issues in HIV diagnosis and menagement in South East Europe, The HIV Training and Resource Center Royal Free Hospital London, UK
Languages: Serbian (native), English (fluent, Proficiency I), French (intermediate, DELF A1), Hungarian (novice), German (novice).
Advanced Computing Skills.
Nadine Ferris France is a communicator, writer, trainer and civil society activist with over 20 years experience in gender, HIV and global health. She has worked extensively with global, regional and national civil society networks on HIV and TB for many years as the co-founder and Executive Director of Health & Development Networks (HDN). Among all the she has worked on, she is most passionate about the issues of self-worth and self-stigma.
Besides her experiences within the NGO-field, she has also worked with the World Health Organization, various academic institutions and was a member of the World AIDS Campaign Steering Committee. She is currently a member of the European AIDS Treatment Group, the Programme Advisory Panel of the Robert Carr Network Fund and works as the Operations Director of the Irish Forum for Global Health & ESTHER Ireland.
Johnny Tohme is a doctoral student in Psychology in the Lebanese National University.
Co-chair within MSM Global Forum Youth Advocacy group and a member in Helem LGBT organization. As a junior researcher, he was the project coordinator (MSM part) of an NIH funded study done in Beirut, Lebanon among MSM, Transgender and male sex workers, then later that year, he was awarded a scholarship to study behavioral research among MSM and transgender at University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and received an amfAR fund to lead a bio-behavioral study among MSM refugees in Lebanon.
Early 2014, along a group of HIV and MSM activists from the Middle East and North Africa region, he started the first regional coalition on MSM and HIV (M-Coalition) based in Beirut, Lebanon and in which he currently holds the title of executive director.
Amy qualified with a degree in Psychology and worked in this area for a number of years before realizing that supporting people to unleash their potential was what she was really passionate about. She went on to train as a life coach in 2009 and has been working in this field ever since. She joined Waverley Care in 2011 where she does one to one life coaching work as well as facilitates self management workshops for people living with HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland. Amy also trains front line staff across Scotland who work with people affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in self management and life coaching principles and how to work with their clients in a solution focused way.
So what constitutes a multi-service, multi-issue resourcing platform?
Beyond IHP's expanding group of partners, projects develop as collaborations with colleagues all over the world who lend their expertise and energy to ensure work moves forward.
IHP provides the context, the continuity and often the funding and administration for the projects to develop and, at times, interact with each other.
Psychotherapist, trauma consultant and organisational coach. Trained as a psychotherapist following a career as senior management in addiction treatment.
Undergraduate: Northeastern University
BET/B.S. 1986/1987, Mechanical Engineer
Graduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. 1989, Materials Science
2013 to Present Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
436 14th Street, Suite 920
Oakland, CA 94612
2012 to 2013 Managing Director
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
472 9th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94607
2011 to 2012 Consultant
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
472 9th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94607
2011 to 2012 Treatment Adviser
International HIV Partnerships
47A Exmouth Market
London EC1R 4QL
2008 to 2011 Director, Advocacy and Communications MACEPA
2201 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
2003 to 2008 Deputy Director
Forum for Collaborative HIV Research
2175 K Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
2002 to 2003 Project Manager
Forum for Collaborative HIV Research
2021 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
2000 to 2002 Director, Antiviral Advocacy
205 13th Street, Suite 2001
San Francisco, CA 94103
1993 to 2000 Asst. Director, Information and Advocacy Department
205 13th Street, Suite 2001
San Francisco, CA 94103
1986 to 1993 Project Manager
North Andover, MA 01810
David Stuart is the Substance Use Lead at 56 Dean street, GUM/HIV (Chelsea and Westminster hospital, NHS Foundation Trust), a role created specifically to address the UK syndemic of HIV/HCV/STI/sexualized drug use by MSM, often referred to as “ChemSex”.
David has been instrumental in promoting understanding and good practice in the field of MSM substance use, facilitating the adoption of substance use work within the GUM/HIV sector to address ChemSex trends. He has developed unique interventions and care pathways for the emerging trends of Methamphetamine, GHB/GBL and Mephedrone use as well as co-developing the pioneering services, Antidote, Club Drug Clinic and CODE Clinic. Historically he has worked with various populations including street homeless and users of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIED’s), and has been consulted by the directors of national drug policy from UK, USA and (perhaps oddly), China.
Simon Collins is an HIV positive treatment advocate who works to encourage people living with HIV to take an active role in their own health. He was lucky enough to be access combination therapy in 1996 which he started with a CD4 count in single figures.
Simon co-ordinates the i-Base treatment information services including the phoneline and the website. Since February 2003 he has edited HIV Treatment Bulletin and he also edits the i-Base treatment guides and the treatment training manual for advocates. Producing copyright-free treatment publications, has helped enable information from these resources be translated into over 35 languages.
“HIV positive people should have the choice to be actively involved and represented at all levels of their care. Free access to the latest information should be available to everyone before they make treatment decisions about their healthcare.”
Simon is involved in a wide range of advisory boards that develop community involvement in clinical research and treatment guidelines and he has been on the writing committee for several BHIVA guidelines. For two years, he co-co-chaired the European Community Advisory Board (ECAB) and cofounded the UK-CAB in 2002.
He has been involved as a community representative on several research studies. These include the HAART Oversight Committee, the D:A:D study, the INSIGHT group (this includes the START study) and the PARTNER study. He was a member of the external advisory panel for Liverpool Biomedical Research Centre from 2007-2012. Other ongoing studies that he is involved in include PROUD, POPPY, CHERUB, COBRA, UK Seroconverters Register, UK-CHIC and the UK HIV Drug Resistance Database.
He regularly runs i-Base treatment workshops and has worked with a wide range of community organisations.
He co-founded HIV i-Base in 2000 with colleagues from the AIDS Treatment Project in London where he volunteered and worked from 1997-2000.
Born in 1949, Simon Watney is a respected and widely published art historian and independent scholar. Centrally involved in British lesbian & gay politics since 1970, Simon has a long-established national & international reputation in the field of HIV/AIDS education and service provision. A volunteer with London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard in the mid-1970s, and a member of the Gay Left Collective, he undertook HTLV-3 training at GMHC in New York in 1984, and from 1985-89 he was founding-chair of the Trust's Health Education Group, where he oversaw the development of the Trust's pioneering HIV prevention campaigns. He has written widely and influentially on questions concerning photographic and other media representations of the epidemic, and has organised conferences and curated exhibitions on this subject. In 1989 he was a founder-trustee of The National AIDS Manual (NAM), and in 1992 he became a founder-trustee of Gay Men Fighting AIDS (GMFA). From 1992-2000 he was Director of the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust, London. From 1988-95 he wrote a respected monthly column on HIV/AIDS issues in Britain's leading gay magazine, Gay Times. In 1990 he was a co-founder of the activist group OutRage, and in 1991 he was a founder-signatory of the Red Ribbon Project in New York.
His principle publications on HIV/AIDS are Policing Desire: Pornography AIDS & The Media, London & Minneapolis, 1987, 2nd Edition, Minneapolis, 1989. 3rd Edition, London & Minneapolis, 1997, Amsterdam, 1989; Taking Liberties: AIDS & Cultural Politics, edited by Erica Carter and Simon Watney, London, 1989; Practices Of Freedom: Selected Writings on HIV/AIDS, London & Durham N.C., 1994; and Imagine Hope: AIDS & Gay Identity, London, 2000. Professional awards include the 1987 Gustavus Meyer Prize for the Study of Human Rights, the University of Tennessee, for his book Policing Desire; the 1990 U.S. Words Project, Gregory Kolovakos Prize for the book, Taking Liberties: AIDS & Cultural Politics; and the 2001 Pink Paper Annual Lifetime Achievement Award, London for his 'long campaigning for lesbian and gay rights and the rights of those affected by HIV and AIDS'. Openly HIV+, he was a trustee of the charity Crusaid from 2007 to 2010, with a particular interest in questions of AIDS and poverty in the UK. A trustee of The Charleston Trust, he is a member of the London-based think-tank ReShape, and currently writes a regular bi-monthly column on HIV issues in Attitude magazine.
I started managing projects in 2005, working in a specialized project management consulting company. That gave me a chance to manage various types of projects, in many business fields, like IT, construction, public utility projects; and for diverse clients, like private investors (local and international), government organisations, non-government organisations.
Further mastering of project management is my greatest career preference.
One of the best rewards about this work is the feeling at the end of a successful project, after facing challenges and problems of the project, especially in Serbia.
I work with PMI standards and technologies, to the extent of permitting factors of the environment that doesn’t accept project management. My next step is PMP certification.
I deliver projects on time and on budget meeting all outcomes. An experienced and knowledgeable organisation manager, developer and entrepreneur. I have had voluntary and worked in experience in the USA, UK, Ibiza, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East and North Africa, and across the spectrum of organisations, from small voluntary groups, statutory sector and large national and international non-governmental organisations.
My initial involvement with HIV goes back to when I was a psychology doctoral student in San Francisco in the early 1980's. I went on to initiate the first AIDS-related support groups in Vancouver and probably in Canada. I became the Chair of the Board of AIDS Vancouver Island, one of the first AIDS organisations in the world to get involved with needle exchange.
Linked to several visits to South India, I have supported various campaigns for AIDS activism in South India and provided training to young activists.
In 2001, I took up the role as CEO of Naz Project London, the longest established and largest ethnic minority-led organisation in the UK specifically focused on sexual health and HIV. During this period, I also served as the UK National Focal Point for AIDS and Mobility Europe for a decade, linking with other leaders and organisations working on migration and HIV issues across Europe.
I am a member and also serve on the Policy Steering Committee of the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), Brussels. Since the beginning of 2013, I have been EATG’s representative on the NGO Delegation of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), where I sit as the Main Delegate for Europe. I also represent the NGO Delegation on UNHCR’s Interagency Task Team on HIV and Humanitarian Emergencies.
I bring experience from over 30 years in the HIV field, working across many cultures and with various ethnic and sexual minorities.
In October 1992, Fardad Doroudi completed his studies in Medicine at Iran University of Medical Sciences. He then started working as a physician in the Health Network where he worked as clinician and researcher. He wrote books on health, medicine and research methodology during this period. After achieving United States Medical License, he joined United Nations Population Fund in 1999 to manage joint United Nations-national programmes to provide reproductive health services to Afghan refugees as well as Iranians residing in remote and deprived provinces.
In 2002, Dr Doroudi joined World Food Programme to serve in the Programming Section in different capacities and later in 2005, he became Programme Manager of HIV/AIDS Grant of the Global Fund at United Nations Development Programme. Dr Doroudi had continued his studies in fields of public health at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Clinical Trial Research and Health Policy and Management at McMaster University (Canada) before joining the Global Fund Local Fund Agent in early 2008. In 2009, he joined UNAIDS as Country Director for Iran Country Office.
In capacity of UNAIDS Country Director, Dr Doroudi’s work is focused on management of generating strategic information on HIV, supporting development and scaling up of the national response to AIDS, advocating with all partners for an expanded response to AIDS and supporting development and implementation of the UN joint programme on AIDS.
Nia is IHP’s administrator. Her background includes ample experience in PA roles in various fields including theatre production. For the last 6 years Nia has ran her own business in Well Being and meditation, bringing business experience and organisational skills to this role. Nia is passionate about the work IHP is doing and is privileged to be part of the organization.
Dynamic, self-motivated bi-lingual individual with extensive experience in web content management, project management and writing and editing for the web/print publications. Exceptional organisational skills and proven ability to work effectively across international boundaries. Constant record of delivering results to tight deadlines and within budget.