Learn from an HIV Expert

Our experts explain the modern reality of HIV – and how the virus has changed.



eLearning from around the world

From South Africa to Vienna: Learn from the people who have dedicated their careers to preventing the spread and transmission of HIV.

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Tinashe G Rufurwadzo

The HIV of today is not the HIV that’s in your mind. 

Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Tinashe Grateful Rufurwadzo is a public health leader, a sexual health advocate, and the Director of Programs, Management & Governance at Y+ Global. Rufurwadzo has over seven years of experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and has worked on projects all around the world. 

You can find him on Twitter @titirufu 

Bongiwe Ndlovu

What stigma means 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Bongiwe Ndlovu is an accomplished, passionate, and active community leader who has worked in South Africa and Europe to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people. Ndlovu is the project lead for protection at the ohhh! foundation and leads the Youth Against AIDS program in South Africa. 

You can find Bongiwe on Instagram @YouthAgainstAIDS

Dr Gottfried Hirnschall

Preventing HIV today 

Vienna, Austria 

Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall is an international public health expert and sits as vice-chair for the Robert Carr Fund. Hirnschall formerly served as director of the HIV department and global hepatitis program at the WHO for nine years. He is currently lending his support to health organizations around the world and sits on the advisory board of the ohhh! Foundation.

The report

“Epidemic of the Mind” is an evolving, in-depth analysis of the barriers that prevent access to the global health care system and is a basis for the continued development of the Update HIV campaign.