Depo-Provera and HIV: investigating biological hypotheses for increases in HIV susceptibility and transmission

Event Date & Time: 
November 7, 2013 - 3:25pm to 3:50pm

Alison Roxby, MD, MSc
Acting Instructor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Medicine
University of Washington

Location: Sze Conference Room, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Alison Roxby MD, MSc is an Acting Instructor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Master's in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After residency in internal medicine at Stanford University, she completed an infectious disease fellowship at University of Washington, where she was a Fogarty Fellow in Nairobi, Kenya working under the mentorship of Drs. Carey Farquhar and James Kiarie on a randomized controlled trial testing valacyclovir in prevention of mother to child transmission.

Dr. Roxby has extensive experience in Africa working in settings that bridge HIV research and clinical care. She currently holds a K23 clinical research award to study postpartum contraception among HIV-infected women in community-based clinics in Nairobi. Her research interests include understanding the immunologic effects of contraception among HIV positive and negative women, and ways to promote and integrate family planning as part of care cascades for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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