Global SIG

The Global SIG creates a platform for collaboration, capacity building and the sharing of best practices between local and global investigators and programmatic actors to improve HIV related outcomes, leveraging the DC CFAR’s unique strengths in the global HIV arena, including those related to women and youth across resource constrained settings.

The Global SIG is led by Drs. Natella Rakhmanina (Children’s National Hospital and GW) and Julie Pulerwitz (GW and Population Council), and Community Lead Khadijah Abdullah (RAHMA and Children’s National Hospital).


Global SIG Virtual Seminar: HIV After 50 in its Chronic Era in Rural South Africa

On January 18, 2024, the DC CFAR Global Scientific Interest Group (SIG) held a virtual seminar featuring a presentation by Dr. Nicole Angotti, Associate Professor of Sociology at American University in collaboration with Dr. F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Angotti focused on the findings from her DC CFAR Pilot Award project entitled, "HIV after 50 in its Chronic Era in Rural South Africa" and the preliminary findings from her ongoing NIH R21 project entitled “Intergenerational Intervention: Employing Youth to Promote Aging Healthy with HIV in rural South Africa.”

Joint Global and Women and HIV SIGs Virtual Seminar:"Assessing and Addressing Social Determinants of HIV among Female Sex Workers in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania through Community Empowerment-Based Responses"

Global SIG Virtual Seminar: "Progress on the Global HIV Response”

Global SIG Virtual Seminar: "Keeping Global Health in Focus: Updates from IAS"

DC CFAR Virtual Citywide Seminar "HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Context of COVID-19"