The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has a strong presence of faculty and students committed to studying and preventing HIV.

You can chat with our experts about the current state of HIV/AIDS among diverse populations during the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing #HIVISDIVERSE Twitter Chat:

Friday, November 30, 2018
12:00 p.m. EST
Join via #HIVISDIVERSE, @JHUNursing 

Experts will be available otherwise for individual comment if you are seeking interviews: 

Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, AACRN, FAAN Associate Professor
Co-Director Clinical Core, Hopkins Center for AIDS Research
President, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)


  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—medication for HIV prevention.
  • Development of a smartphone application known as PrEPme to link patients to PrEP.
  • Diagnosis, linkage, and retention for global patients with drug-resistant TB/HIV co-infection.


Derek Dangerfield, PhD
Assistant Professor


  • Reducing HIV/STIs and promoting sexual health for men who have sex with men.
  • Exploring the feasibility of mailing HIV and STI self-testing materials to men who have sex with men of color who use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in Baltimore City to reduce the need for in-person clinical follow-up visits.


Kamila Alexander, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor


  • Researchers why men and women make particular sexual decisions and convey those decisions to their emotional partners
  • Promotion of safe relationships
  • Prevention efforts to mitigate intimate partner violence, unintended pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV.


Michael Sanchez, DNP, ARNP, NP-C, FNP-BC, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor


  • HIV, men’s and adult health, and sexual behaviors. 
  • Internal medicine and infectious disease through practice at Garcia & Giron and major health care institutions across Florida, including the University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Miami Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center.


Nancy Goldstein, DNP, APN-BC, RNC
Assistant Professor


  • Intersection of HIV and substance use


World AIDS Day is a yearly celebration on December 1 to inform and unite people around the world in the fight against HIV.