Infectious Disease Physician Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
For the last 15 years, I have worked as a clinical researcher in the field of HIV infection and Sexually Transmitted Disease with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. I am currently located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where I am involved in the care and treatment of HIV infected persons, STIs and other Infectious Disease. During this time I have served as prinicipal investigator on both clinical trials and cohort studies. Using data from the US Miitary Natural History Study [NHS], a cohort comprised of HIV infected Department of Defense beneficiaries, I have examined the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STI) to include incidence, prevalence and testing rates for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis in the NHS. In a series of analysis we have examined treatment responses to syphilis and have demonstrated that a single dose of benzathiane penicillin is sufficient for the treatment of early syphilis infections (primary, secondary, early latent) in HIV-infected persons. I have recently branched into examining comparisons of STIs in HIV infected and HIV uninfected persons on Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and I am involved in a collaboration examining the molecular epidemiology of chlamydia trachomatis infections.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Friday, October 4
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM