The CSEM Advisory Group
CEO, World Hepatitis Alliance
Cary James began his civil society career in the grassroots HIV movement in London. He went on to become Head of Health Improvement Programmes at the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), one of Europe’s largest HIV and sexual health organisations. There he led HIV Prevention England – the official government funded national HIV prevention programme. During this time, England saw a 37% decrease in new HIV diagnoses and a reduction in new HIV infections – the first decrease in UK history and a turning point in the epidemic.
He is the former chair of European [Hepatitis/HIV] Testing Week and is currently an advisory board member of INTEGRATE – a programme to integrate early diagnosis and linkage to prevention and care of viral hepatitis, HIV, TB and STIs in Europe; as well as other expert groups and strategic partnerships. He is also a faculty member of the European AIDS Clinical Society’s online HIV Clinical Management course, responsible for the module on key populations.
Before joining the World Hepatitis Alliance as CEO, Cary was active in the fields of non-communicable diseases, patient safety, and health system strengthening in support of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
He holds a Masters degree in Health and Social Marketing.