Nelecy Chome RNM, MPH, an HPTN 084 Community Working Group member, is a community activities coordinator at the University of North Carolina Project in Lilongwe, Malawi. In addition to supporting several HPTN studies, Chome has worked with the Adult Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), and Microbicide Trials Network (MTN). She began her healthcare career 17 years ago as a nurse.

Cynthia Nombeko Mpongo is an HPTN 084 Community Working Group member and community liaison administrator at the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. She is the author of Nakanjani, a short story and poetry book, and co-author of the novel Whisper Not. Mpongo holds degrees in psychological counseling and soc

Yaw Agyei, MPH, is a senior international laboratory QA/QC coordinator at the HPTN Laboratory Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has spent the last 19 years working with different African labs to implement many HPTN trials.

Dr. Adaora A. Adimora, chair of the HPTN’s Women at Risk Scientific Committee, is a Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, N.C. She is a physician epidemiologist with more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating patients living with HIV.