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06.17.2016

UW student is 1 of 16 funded by HIV medicine association

The HIV Medicine Association announced that it will fund 16 medical students across the United States and Canada for clinical learning and research projects. The students will receive a stipend of $3,500 per year for up to three years. 

Yanni Chang, a student in the University of Washington School of Medicine, will study focus groups' attitudes toward HIV pre-exposure protection and self-testing among female sex workers in Pune, India. Her faculty mentor is Dr. Ann Duerr.

The HIVMA program will support projects as diverse as an evaluation of risk factors for tuberculosis among HIV patients, an analysis of microeconomic benefits of treating HIV, and the development of a decision-making tool to guide clinicians through treatment choices in patients with HIV drug-resistance. 

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