MItzy Gafos

I have been working in biomedical HIV prevention trials for the last 13 years. I was the principal investigator of one of six clinical trial centres conducting the Microbicides Development Programme (MDP) 301 clinical trial evaluating a vaginal pre-exposure prophylaxis gel (microbicide) for HIV prevention among women in South Africa. More recently I was co-investigator on the PROUD trial evaluating an oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among gay and other men who have sex with men and trans women in England. As a mixed methods social scientist, I am particularly interested in when and how people incorporate new HIV prevention technologies into their existing prevention strategies and into their lives more generally