Conversations with the HPTN

Ntando Yola is the HPTN Community Working Group Co-Chair as well as a community liaison and education officer with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) in Cape Town, South Africa. He works closely with national and international HIV prevention networks and various community stakeholders, developing and implementing community education programs, forming partnerships with health service providers and other community-based organizations.

Sten Vermund, MD, PhD served as HPTN principal investigator from 2006-2012. He now serves as chair of the HPTN Scientific Review Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Vermund is dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Epidemiology (microbial diseases) at the Yale School of Public Health and professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He served as chief of the Epidemiology Branch, and later the Vaccine Trials and Epidemiology Branch in the Division of AIDS at NIAID/NIH from 1988-1994.