Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS was launched in 2006. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The fields of HIV and AIDS are divided into 6 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.
H. Clifford Lane
Dr Lane serves in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) as Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Special Projects, Director of the Division of Clinical Research, Clinical Director and Chief of the Clinical and Molecular Retrovirology Section in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation (LIR).
He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, USA. He received his MD from Michigan and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He received training in infectious diseases and clinical diagnostic clinical immunology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr Lane's primary research interests are in the pathogenesis of HIV infection and the development of immune based therapies for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Jens D. Lundgren
Jens D. Lundgren is Professor of Viral Diseases at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and chief physician at the National University Hospital in Copenhagen. As well as founder and director of the Copenhagen HIV Programme, a research centre that has contributed to the design and conduct of several international studies on HIV including the following: EuroSIDA, D:A:D, SMART, ESPRIT and START. Dr Lundgren co-chairs the HIV in Europe initiative focused to improving earlier testing and care for HIV-positive people across the continent and the PARTNER study assessing risk of HIV transmission in serodiscordant couples. He also chairs the scientific steering committee of INSIGHT - the International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials - and the D:A:D steering committee. Dr Lundgren is Co-chief-editor of HIV Medicine as well as a co-author on more than 300 scientific peer-reviewed publications.