Conversations with the HPTN

Neetha Shagan Morar, MS, is the senior research manager for the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) HIV Prevention Research Unit in Durban, South Africa. She is currently supporting three sites recently activated to conduct HPTN 084 and was a team member for HPTN 035 and HIVNET 020.

Clemensia Nakabiito, MBChB, Mmed, is the HPTN 084 investigator of record at the Makerere University Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration (MUJHU) in Kampala, Uganda. She is an internationally-recognized practicing obstetrician/gynecologist and clinical researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in research involving pregnant and non-pregnant women, HIV-infected and uninfected women and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.  

Nomtha Bell-Mandla, MPH, is a project manager and study coordinator at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa.

María del Rosario (MaR) León, MS, is head of the Community Involvement Unit at Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación (IMPACTA) in Peru. MaR has supported several HIV prevention and treatment studies through the NIAID networks (HVTN, HPTN, ACTG, MTN) for more than 10 years.