Project Leader

Dr Freddie Mukasa Kibengo is a Project Leader under the Epidemiology and Prevention Programme of MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS. He qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from Mbarara University of Science and Technology IN 1998 and has a Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) degree from Makerere University (2005). He has been involved in HIV/AIDS research for 9 years. He has previously worked as a Specialist Physician at Mulago and Mengo Hospitals in Kampala, Uganda. He has conducted research in HIV epidemiological and clinical areas including several HIV vaccine preparatory studies among various most at risk populations (MARPs) in Masaka, Uganda. He has also covered other studies on primary prophylaxis against Cryptococcal meningitis using Fluconazole among HIV infected Ugandans (phase III), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), phase 1 HIV vaccine trials and phase III Trial of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in HIV infected Adults with Cryptococcal Meningitis. His broad area of interest is interventional clinical studies particularly on HIV/AIDS Care and vaccine development for HIV and other emerging infections.