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.

Mduduzi Ngubane, an HPTN 084 Community Working Group member, is a community liaison officer with the South African Medical Research Council, based at the Isipingo Clinical Research Site (CRS) in Durban, South Africa. Ngubane actively advocates for community engagement at the provincial, district, and ward levels in KwaZulu-Natal, including the Provincial AIDS Council (PCA), Operations Sukhuma Sakhe (OSS), and civil society.

Gertrude Nanyonjo, an HPTN 084 Community Working Group member, is the community engagement lead and a senior social sciences coordinator at UVRI-IAVI HIV Vaccine Program in Entebbe, Uganda. She initially worked on an HIV prevention program focusing on youth and adolescents at risk of acquiring HIV in a busy rural center in Southwestern Uganda (Rakai District), where the first HIV case was identified. Nanyonjo has been active in HIV prevention clinical trials and socio-behavioral studies.