Consultants

David Barr began working on HIV/AIDS issues in 1985. The scope of David’s work has included treatment access and clinical research, addressing stigma and discrimination, HIV prevention policy, HIV funding structures, drug policy, strategic planning, facilitation and program evaluation.

In 2003, David coordinated the creation of the HIV Collaborative Fund, a partnership of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Tides Foundation, which provides small grants for community-based HIV treatment awareness, literacy, community mobilization and advocacy projects.

Lead Harm Reduction Consultant

Dr. Doug Bruce’s interests reside at the intersection of substance abuse/dependence and infectious diseases, particularly HIV and Hepatitis C. He serves as lead harm reduction consultant at Pangaea where his work focuses on the development of comprehensive treatment programs for injection drug users to reduce the spread of HIV.  Doug is an assistant professor at Yale University's School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health.

Doug has worked clinically in the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C in drug treatment settings, jail/prison, and in mobile healthcare settings. He has assisted in the development and implementation of buprenorphine in each of these clinical environments. Finally, he has worked over the last several years training medical providers on evidenced based treatments for addiction and HIV.

Senior Advisor

As Senior Advisor for Pangaea, Thomas Cai advises on the delivery of Pangaea projects and programs in China. Thomas is the founder of AIDS Care China, a well-known NGO that represents the rights and needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in China.

Founded in Guangzhou in 2002 as a counseling service for people living with HIV/AIDS, AIDS Care China now serves over 20,000 HIV positive people through its care centers located in hospitals and clinics in Guangdong, Yunnan, Guangxi and Hubei provinces. In 2006, the United Nations in China presented AIDS Care China with the inaugural Red Ribbon Award for the organization’s community-based approach in combating HIV/AIDS

35.4 million people worldwide are living with HIV (UNAIDS, Global Report 2012)

18.6 million women worldwide are living with HIV (UNAIDS, Global Report 2012)

1.6 million AIDS-related deaths in 2012 (UNAIDS, Global Report 2012)

6,300 People contract HIV every day - nearly 262 every hour (UNAIDS Global Report, 2012)