Angela Kaida is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Canada and holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is a global health epidemiologist interested in the linkages between HIV and sexual and reproductive health. Her research interests pertain to understanding the impact of expanding access to HIV treatment and prevention services on sexual and reproductive intentions, behaviours, and outcomes of HIV-affected individuals and couples in high HIV prevalence global settings and in Canada. In collaboration with recognised local, national, and global partners, she leads innovative mixed-method studies centered on a rights-based, evidence-informed, and community-driven approach to sexual and reproductive health in the context of HIV. Her inter-disciplinary research programme integrates longitudinal data analysis methods, arts-based research methodologies, and qualitative research approaches within multi-site, prospective, research studies with women, men, and youth living with or affected by HIV in South Africa, Uganda, and Canada. These studies include (1) the Reproductive Health Component of the Uganda AIDS Rural Treatment Outcomes (UARTO) cohort study of HIV-positive men and women initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Mbarara, Uganda, where Kaida is assessing fertility intentions, pregnancy incidence, and need and demand for safer conception services to minimise sexual transmission of HIV in the context of desired pregnancy; (2) the AYAZAZI study of HIV-negative adolescents and young adults (16-24 years) in Durban and Soweto, South Africa, where Kaida is investigating HIV acquisition risk and youth demand for ARV-driven HIV prevention strategies (i.e., ART with viral suppression for youth living with HIV and/or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-negative youth); (3) the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health cohort study (CHIWOS), a community-collaborative research project created by, with, and for women living with HIV in Canada, where she is investigating the impact of women-centred HIV care on sexual and reproductive health outcomes; and (4) the Women And The Criminalisation of HIV (WATCH) study, an arts-based study using Body Mapping to explore experiences and threats of surveillance and criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure among women living with HIV in Canada.
Kaida also teaches the "SFU-SANTHE Intensive Course: Inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the global burden of HIV and youth," held in May each year.