Bakita worked as a Peer Researcher at Terrence Higgins Trust until April 2021. She conducted qualitative research and co-design studies on INTUIT. She has a particular interest in ethical engagement of participants and centring lived experiences in project and process design. As well as her role at Terrence Higgins Trust, Bakita holds a number of national and international HIV advocacy positions, including an Advisory Committee Member on WHO’s Global Validation Advisory Committee (GVAC) and a Founding Member on Viiv Healthcare’s Positive Action Strategic Advisory Committee (PA-SAC). She is also the former Chair of the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global) and has recently graduated with a MA in Anthropology and Community Development from Goldsmiths College.
Building evidence and insight on whole-person care needs for living well with HIV
This autumn, funding for the INTUIT research programme ended and we completed data collection across the team. Our final study has been conducted at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle...
World AIDS Day 2021: Understanding HIV as a treatable condition
World AIDS Day (WAD) takes place annually on 1 December and is a global day that raises awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that attacks the...