Dr. Andy Guise

Andy Guise 
Andy Guise, PhD is a Research Fellow working with colleagues from the Kenyan AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO), University of Nairobi, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to study HIV and harm reduction services in Kenya and support their development. Recent research has focused on HIV care access for people who inject drugs (PWID) and how shifts to injecting drugs are determined by the broader risk environment. This work adopts in-depth qualitative approaches to explore with PWID how their experiences and HIV care access are shaped by the structural violence and marginalization created by political and economic inequalities. Andy’s previous research was on HIV care and its integration in to primary health care in South Africa. In tandem with research Andy has worked in NGO and government contexts supporting policy and programme development. This has included work to understand and support the link between research and evidence based policy and practice.