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10 Black HIV/AIDS Advocates Who Are Making a Difference

April 2, 2012


Kimberly Y. Smith

Kimberly Y. Smith, Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Whatever the aspect of the HIV epidemic that's in need of further exploration, you can bet that Kimberly Smith will take it upon herself to seek answers -- whether the question concerns perceptions of risk, HIV treatment in women or a host of other topics on which she's spoken and co-authored studies. She's part of a cadre of clinician/researchers (Drs. David Malebranche and Errol Fields also come to mind) that are not only keeping the HIV research community's eye on the true drivers of the epidemic, but also broadening collective understanding of HIV/AIDS among communities most affected.

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