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Dr Kay Mahomed

Dr Leon Levin
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Mother-to-child transmission of HIVAids (aka vertical transmission)
Join Medical Academic and Activo Health for a webinar on mother-to-child transmission of HIV/Aids, presented by Drs Kay Mahomed and Leon Levin. 

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Dr Kay Mahomed

Dr Kay has been a medical doctor for over 38 years and has 18 years of experience in the management of HIV/Aids and related diseases. Her passion extends beyond patient care and shows in her devotion to the training of doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, peer educators, and mentors in HIV and TB care. As the lead consult at Garden City Clinic, she takes professional pride in ensuring that clinical protocols are aligned so that all patients in her network receive the best care with minimal complications and rates of opportunistic infections.

Experience includes:

  • Gained HIV training from 2006, at an HIV NGO (saw ~800 patients a day) that was attached to an infectious disease unit
  • Trained students, interns and doctors in HIV care
  • Trained doctors for their HIV diploma exams
  • Trained doctors for the HIV management course for Right to Care, RHRU and the HIV Clinicians’ Society
  • Trained nurses for the DOH nurse-initiated ARV rollout programme, and continued to support the programme in complex case management
  • Managed the adolescent clinic
  • Managed the IPT (Isoniazid Preventive Therapy)
  • Continues to train doctors, social workers, councilors, peer educators, psychologists for pharmaceutical companies, corporates and DOH

Dr Leon Levin

Dr Leon Levin MBBCh(Wits), FCPaed(SA), DTM&H is a paediatrician who has been treating HIV infected infants, children and adolescents for the past 25 years. From 2013-2018 he was Head of Paediatric HIV Programmes and is currently Senior Technical Advisor in Paediatrics at Right to Care NGO. He was the Chairman of the Paediatric Subcommittee of the SA HIV Clinicians Society from 1999-2011 and was the convenor of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Paediatric Antiretroviral Guidelines 2000, 2002 and 2005 and Co-convenor for the 2009 guidelines.

He has been on the SA DOH Paediatric and Adolescent ART Guidelines Committees and is on the Paediatric 3rd line ART Committee for the SA DOH. He founded and runs the South African HIV Clinicians Society Paediatric Discussion Group which is an Internet based forum for clinicians to discuss and learn about problems in paediatric patients with HIV. He has given numerous lectures and HIV viral resistance workshops throughout Africa. His Current areas of interest include infants, children and adolescents with HIV infection, new paediatric ART formulations, treatment failure and drug resistance and HIV disclosure to adolescents.

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