Q&A with Victor DeGruttola

Victor DeGruttola

trtransmissionMartha Henry, Editor of Spotlight, asked Dr. DeGruttola about the Botswana Combination Prevention Project. Dr. Victor DeGruttola, Chair of the Dept. of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health, is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Botswana Combination Prevention Project (BCPP). The BCPP is a large clinical trial that combines available HIV prevention methods to try to control HIV at a community level.

Q&A with Max Essex: Is African AIDS Different?

Besides trying to the find the most effective methods to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS, Dr. Max Essex, Chair of the Harvard AIDS Initiative, has been trying to understand why southern Africa is the epicenter of the epidemic. According to the 2010 UNAIDS Report, 22 million of the 33 million people living with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. In South Africa the adult HIV prevalence is 17.8%, with an estimated 5.6…