Dr. Gary Blick is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the 501(c)3, tax-exempt non-profit World Health Clinicians (WHC), which he co-founded following successful treatment provided to an HIV-positive Zimbabwean couple that gave birth to an HIV-negative child. He is also the Medical & Research Director of CIRCLE CARE Center and the Medical Director of BEAT AIDS Project Zimbabwe.
Dr. Blick is also an internationally renowned HIV/AIDS clinician, clinical researcher, lecturer and humanitarian. His career in healthcare spans the length of more than 30 years, and was inspired by national health events occurring at the time of the early 1980s as he studied at the University of Miami Medical School. Set to become a plastic surgeon, he quickly changed educational direction after witnessing the tragic and heart-wrenching effects of the early AIDS epidemic.
Now, 30 years later, Dr. Blick remains on the cutting edge of HIV/AIDS care, having provided medical treatment to over 3,500 individuals living with HIV/AIDS. He has been the Principal Investigator in more than 110 clinical research trials, and has authored or co-authored more than 155 medical manuscripts and scientific presentations regarding therapies and treatments for those with HIV/AIDS. His work has been published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID), Journal of AIDS (JAIDS), AIDS, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lancet, and many other renowned peer-reviewed medical journals.
Most recently, Dr. Blick has been instrumental in uniting the lower Fairfield County, Connecticut HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities by bringing Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project (MFAP) and Triangle Community Center (TCC) under the same roof as the headquarters for WHC and WHC’s CIRCLE CARE Center and associated 340B pharmacy. He has been a patient advocate since he began practice, and was integral in winning the Connecticut approval of medical marijuana, has been fighting for Aid In Dying for the terminally ill since 2010, and is fighting to reduce the stigma associated with HIV testing through the social media campaign, HIV Equal.
Dr. Blick continues to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally to physicians, scientists, clinical researchers, healthcare workers, and the public regarding HIV/AIDS care and treatment. He remains active in the local Connecticut community in many capacities, being an advisor to Connecticut’s main HIV/AIDS information resource (the Guardian Health Association), a former 10 year member of the Executive Board of MFAP and the Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Plan (CADAP) formulary committee. He remains an advisor, consultant, and speaker for some the world’s most prestigious pharmaceutical companies in the HIV/AIDS field. Dr. Blick is one of the founding members of the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) and is certified as an HIV specialist (AAHIVS). Dr. Blick is also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), International AIDS Society (IAS), International Association of Physicians for AIDS Care (IAPAC), New England Gay/Bi-sexual Men’s Health Alliance, Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), and the Fairfield County Medical Association (FCMA).