I am a physician and scientist working to find an HIV vaccine. AMA.
My name is Darpun Sachdev, and I’m a physician who does clinical research to try to find an HIV vaccine.
I’m trained in Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease and I provide primary care for HIV-infected patients. I’m also a study physician and HIV Vaccine Fellow with Bridge HIV at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where I provide scientific expertise and leadership to conduct Phase I-III vaccine trials in the SF Bay Area. Bridge HIV is a leader in HIV prevention research, working to discover effective strategies that will reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS. Right now, we’re part of a large, nationwide, phase 2B clinical study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an HIV vaccine (here’s a link to our study website: sfisready.org).
A couple of weeks ago, there was a post here talking about HIV vaccines, and I thought I’d make myself available to answer questions from a clinical scientist’s perspective. I’m looking forward to telling you all about my work.
EDIT: Here's proof of my identity!
EDIT: Okay folks, I am going to keep an eye on this AMA, but I'll get back to you tomorrow. Keep firing away!