A.C. Demidont, DO AAHIVS (She/Her/Hers)
My work history specializes in Infectious Diseases, HIV medicine as well as Transgender Medicine for adults and adolescents. Recently I moved into industry working at Gilead as the Principal Medical Scientist for HIV Prevention for New England.
Prior to transitioning to my role at Gilead, I co-founded and was the chief medical officer of Anchor Health Initiative, a non-profit LGBTQ healthcare organization with offices and Stamford and New Haven, CT. www.anchorhealthinitiative.org
I am an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter School of Medicine and serves as a member of several HIV prevention task forces in Connecticut, including Connecticut’s “Getting to Zero” commission and as a member of Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS New England Implementation Science Network.
I lecture both for the Connecticut Department of Public Health on HIV prevention strategies and the New England AIDS Education and Training Network regarding Culturally Competent care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals and have lectured internationally on ways to improve healthcare for the LGB and Transgender communities.
Ultimately, my career goals have been to help improve the quality of life for under-served and marginalized populations and practice medicine directed at improving the quality of life for adolescents and adults within the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
I was an early adopter of PrEP and stigma free sex-positive medicine. I have worked on several state and national work groups to enhance utilization of antiretrovirals as both Pre- and Post- Exposure for HIV and foster non-judgmental HIV and sexually transmitted diseases screenings for LGBQ and Transgender adolescents and adults.
For the past 13 years I have been working with transgender and non-gender conforming individuals ages 13 and above by providing gender affirming hormone therapy, help with affirmation of gender on legal/travel documents, referrals to gender affirming surgeons and has worked with several university medical centers to improved care for gender diverse individuals.