Rachel Denyer, BM BCh

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Rachel Denyer, BM BCh

Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University; Physician, Infectious Disease Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Current HIV/AIDS-Related Research Activities:

I am currently undertaking two research studies related to hepatitis B coinfection in HIV. The first is a study of hepatitis B viremia in PWH participating in DC Cohort and preliminary data has been accepted as an abstract for ASM Microbe, with further analysis ongoing. The second is an ongoing collaboration with the Veterans Aging Cohort Study to evaluate the risk of hepatitis B reactivation in PWH switched to NRTI-sparing antiretroviral therapy (ART). I have also submitted a CFAR pilot award proposal to study acceptability/feasibility of a status neutral approach to injectable ART/PrEP.

Current HIV/AIDS-Related Educational Activities:

I participate in GW/VAMC combined ID case conferences, journal club and didactics for fellows and residents. I serve as a teaching attending on the ID inpatient consult service at the DC VAMC and provide bedside and case-based teaching about HIV, AIDS, ART and opportunistic infections. I also serve as faculty mentor for GW ID fellows weekly HIV outpatient clinic at the DC VAMC.

Current HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Activities:

I provide HIV and primary care for a panel of Veterans living with HIV and I also see inpatient consultations for Infectious Diseases at the DC VAMC including HIV and opportunistic infections related to HIV/AIDS.

Current HIV/AIDS-Related Service Activities:

I serve as Associate Director of the DC VAMC Infectious Diseases Clinic and take a lead role in PrEP and the roll-out of long acting injectable ART/PrEP.