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Presenter: Robert Grant, MD, MPH
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Presenter: Robert Grant, MD, MPH

Dr. Robert Grant has more than 26 years' experience with AIDS clinical care and research, including 4 years in leading roles in epidemiological studies in both San Francisco and Uganda. He is the protocol chair for the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiative (iPrEx) clinical trial, a multinational study with 11 research sites in six countries on four continents and the first one to demonstrate the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the prevention of HIV infection. Dr. Grant's laboratory is also leading research to understand the biological and social implications of PrEP such as the immune response due to exposure to the HIV viral-antigen, low-level drug resistance, and alterations in HIV testing and disclosure on social networks.