Conversations with the HPTN

Jirawat Suksamosorn (aka “Mod”) is an HPTN 083 community liaison at the Silom Community Clinic CRS in Bangkok. Mod has the critical role of connecting study teams to community partners and key stakeholders to ensure essential input and support of research and increase mutual understanding for the successful conduct of research trials. He brings to his work an extraordinary commitment to enhancing community engagement.

Tereza Omoro, a community engagement expert, is a member of the HPTN Community Working Groups supporting studies such as HVTN 703/HPTN 081 (AMP) and HPTN 084. She has worked in HIV prevention research as a community educator with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Kisumu CRS. 

Dr. Steven Shoptaw is protocol co-chair for HPTN 094, a professor in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and professor (Hon.) in psychiatry at the University of Cape Town.

AJ Winingham, a member of the HPTN 083 Community Working Group, is a community outreach coordinator in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. AJ completed an Associates of Arts Degree at St.