Martin Mbonye is a social scientist at the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS. He qualified with a degree in Social Work and Social Administration and a Masters of Sociology from Makerere University. He has been involved in HIV/AIDS research for the last 10 years; previously having worked as a project leader on various social science studies in the MRC/UVRI sites in Masaka and Jinja. He was engaged in research on the social aspects of adhering to ART in a randomised trial comparing delivery of ART at home to collecting ART from the health facility in Jinja. He is currently the project leader of the social science studies under the theme: HIV, relationships and vulnerable groups with a particular focus on the structural drivers of HIV. His work with key populations includes looking at the barriers faced by fisherfolk in accessing HIV combination prevention services.