Presentations

An overview of HIV subtypes and HIV drug resistance

Dr Anna Maria Geretti is a Consultant Medical Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital and Royal Free & University College Medical School in London, where she is the Clinical Lead of the Virology Department, heads the Retrovirology laboratory, and works as a physician with a specialist interest in HIV medicine, viral hepatitis and genital herpes.

She trained in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, and holds an MD in Medicine and a PhD in the virology and immunology of HIV infection. She is a member of the UK Royal College of Pathologists. She is also an executive member of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) Executive Committee, chairs the BHIVA Conferences Sub-Committee and the BHIVA Immunisation Committee, and contributes to the production of the BHIVA Treatment Guidelines for HIV-infected adults. She has also recently chaired the production of the BHIVA Immunisation Guidelines for HIV-infected adults. She is also a member of the British Association for HIV and Sexual Health Special Interest Group in Genital Herpes, and this capacity has recently produced national screening and testing guidelines for genital herpes.

She is an advisor to the British National Formulary and has worked as a consultant for WHO providing expertise and training in resource-limited settings currently introducing antiretroviral therapy. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and the Journal of HIV Therapy, and has edited an international text book on antiretroviral resistance. Her research interests are primarily focused on the pathogenesis, evolution and transmission of HIV.

Her current research focus is antiretroviral therapy, drug-resistance, and the interaction between HIV and HSV. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles mainly on clinical and basic virology research, and is actively sharing her expertise to train young doctors, PhD students and post-doctoral scientists.

Who is accessing HIV treatment in the UK? Update from SOPHID.

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Tim Chaborn has been working as an Epidemiologist in the HIV/STI Department for five years co-ordinating the collection and analysis of reports of individuals diagnosed with HIV infection at a national level. He is currently completing a PhD thesis using these data. His previous experience includes an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, work in Zambia considering the diagnosis of TB in high HIV prevalence countries, and a period valuating drugs for infectious diseases as an analyst in the pharmaceutical industry.

Non-attendees at a HIV clinic in East London

Mohamed Kemoh Rogers RN, BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc is a clinical Clinical Nurse Specialist in HIV/AIDS at Homerton University Hospital. His research interests include clinic attendance, adherence and Patients’ experience.

Treatment and care for people living with HIV in London – ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation

Professor Jonathan Elford is Chair in Evidence-based Healthcare at City University, London. His main research current research projects includeThe Internet and HIV: an examination of high risk sexual behaviour among London gay men who seek sex on the Internet 2002-2004; Behavioural surveillance among gay men at risk for HIV in London and Evidence-based health care, a project focusing on the accessibility, appraisal and application of evidence in relation to health care

Last Updated November 16, 2007