07 March 2021

Works by Graphic Design and MFA in Design alumnus Feature on The Lancet HIV

The Lancet HIV commissioned Hazem to produce 12 covers for the journal on a variety of different themes

Congratulations to VCUarts Qatar Graphic Design and MFA in Design alumnus Hazem Asif whose works will feature on the covers of all the editions of prestigious medical journal The Lancet HIV throughout 2021. 

The first three covers are shown here. 

The Lancet HIV commissioned Hazem, who works as a Science Illustrator at Lahore University of Management Sciences, to produce 12 covers for the journal on a variety of different themes. 

The January and February editions of The Lancet HIV have features and articles on subjects such as the treatment of opioid use disorder, universal healthcare, and pregnancy outcomes in women on antiretroviral therapy, amongst others, while the March edition has commentary, articles and correspondence on subjects such as the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on HIV care, and paediatric HIV diagnosis.

"I was thrilled to have received the wonderful opportunity to work with The Lancet HIV this year,” Hazem said. “The project has exposed me to new insightful information about medical sciences, HIV, and to discover the common ground between art and science. As a cover artist, my goal is to conceptualize complicated research and HIV-related issues into curated visuals that are easy for interpretation.” 

See more of Hazem’s amazing work on Instagram at @worldofhazem or at www.worldofhazem.com  

The January 2021 cover of The Lancet HIV. The January edition has articles on pregnancy outcomes in women on antiretroviral therapy and the case for an HIV cure.

The February 2021 cover of The Lancet HIV. The February edition has articles on treatment options for opioid dependence and universal health care.

The March 2021 cover of The Lancet HIV. The March edition has articles on the challenges of paediatric HIV diagnosis and the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on HIV care in 65 South African primary care clinics.

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