HIV/AIDS Special Interest Group

To connect, advance practice, accelerate knowledge translation and improve the health and welling being of people living with HIV/AIDS


  • Provide accessible networks
  • Provide regular education
  • Support research engagement and outputs

HIV/AIDS Special Interest Group Leadership:
darren brown

Darren Brown (UK) 
HIV/AIDS SIG Coordinator

Darren Brown is a Band 7 specialist Physiotherapist at the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust in Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Palliative Care. His clinical interests primarily focus on HIV, Disability and Rehabilitation, and his research focus is on rehabilitation interventions for adults living with HIV. Internationally he advocates for the role of Physiotherapy for people living with HIV and HIV associated Malignancies.
He is the vice chair of RHIVA (Rehabilitation HIV Association) and an active member CUHRRC (Canada-UK HIV Rehabilitation Research Collaborative), BHIVA (British HIV Association) and ACPOPC (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care).

Saul Cobbing

Saul Cobbing (South Africa):
Education Co-Facilitator

Saul Cobbing is a qualified Physiotherapist and Biokineticist, and currently is an associate professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa and a visiting professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research is focused on developing and implementing interventions for the rehabilitation of people living with HIV and other chronic diseases, in under-resourced communities. He also has a passion for health education and advancing curricula that forefront decoloniality, health advocacy and equity. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles to date. He is married and has two children, Daniel (11) and Lola (9).

tundie ajidahun

Tunde Ajidahun (South Africa)
Research Co-Facilitator

Dr. Adedayo Tunde Ajidahun is currently a research coordinator at the British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS research and a visiting lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research is focused on HIV-related disability, health promotion, service delivery, and rehabilitation.

Mark Binette (Australia)
Education Co-Facilitator

Natalie St Clair-Sullivan (United Kingdom)
Research Co-Facilitator

Helen Myezwa (South Africa)
Research Supervisor



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