Bekker, Linda-Gail

8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD., is deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, UCT and chief operating officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. She is a physician scientist with a keen interest in HIV, tuberculosis and related diseases. Her research interests have expanded to include programmatic and action research around antiretroviral roll out and TB integration, prevention of HIV in a women, youth and men who have sex with men. In her role in the Foundation, she is passionate about community development and engagement and actively explores new and innovative ways to tackle the challenge that HIV in the new South Africa presents.