Who We Are

HIV & Aging is presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, (AAHIVM), and its partners, ACRIA, (the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) and the American Geriatrics Society, (AGS)

It is supported by a generous grant from Gilead Sciences.

The Managing Committee for the site includes:

Website Medical Co-Directors:
Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine
Florida State University, College of Medicine
Tallahassee, FL 

Meredith Greene, MD, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Website Manager:
Ken South, MDiv.
Director of Credentialing Programs
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Stephen Streicher

Committee Members:
Stephen E. Karpiak, PhD
Senior Director for Research and Evaluation
ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging
and New York University College of Nursing

Richard Havlik, MD, MPH
Lab Chief (Ret) National Institute on Aging, (NIH)
and ACRIA consultant

Amber McCracken
Marketing & Communications Director
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Marianna Drootin
Associate Director, ADGAP and Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative
American Geriatrics Society

Billy A. Caceres, MSN, RN-BC, AGPCNP-BC
PhD Candidate/Adjunct Clinical Faculty
New York University, College of Nursing

Mehul Tejani, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics,
Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor of Nursing at CUMC
Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program
Columbia University School of Nursing, New York


In November of 2011 a national panel of HIV and Geriatric specialists published from the HIV & Aging Consensus Project, a first of its kind report: “Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV”.

One of the purposes of this blog is to provide an opportunity for the HIV community to update these recommendations.

Expert Panel
Christine K. Abrass, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS
CO-PI HIV & Aging Consensus Project
Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine
Florida State University, College of Medicine
Tallahassee, FL

Cynthia M. Boyd, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Karl Goodkin, MD, PhD, FAPA
Professor & Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Kevin High, MD, MS, FACP
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging
Winston Salem, NC

Malcolm D. John, M.D.
Director, 360: The Positive Care Center
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Amy C. Justice, MD, PhD, MSCE
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Yale University Medical School
West Haven, CT

Ian R. McNicholl, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE
Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
UCSF Positive Health Program
San Francisco, CA

Mark J. Simone-Skidmore, MD
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

David Spach, MD
Clinical Director, NW AETC Professor of Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Victor Valcour, MD
Geriatric Medicine & Neurology
University of California at SF Medical School
San Francisco, CA

Wayne McCormick, MD
CO-PI HIV & Aging Consensus Project
University of Washington, Dept of Medicine, Division of Gerontology
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA