Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS:
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 six 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.
Geoffrey Garnett is Professor of Microparasite Epidemiology at Imperial College London. His main area of research is the epidemiology and control of sexually transmitted infections. The development and analysis of mathematical models of the transmission dynamics of STDs provides a framework to analyse surveillance and survey data, and observational cohort studies. Professor Garnett's main aims have been to develop an understanding of the patterns of sexual behaviour involved in STI spread and to understand the potential impact of behavioural and health care interventions.
Recent work has focused on the potential impact of HPV vaccines, the epidemiological consequences of antiretroviral treatments and the evaluation of HIV prevention programmes.
VAs Chair of the UNAIDS Reference Group on Estimates, Models and Projections Prof Garnett has played a part in developing the methods used in HIV surveillance globally.
David P. Wilson
Dr David P. Wilson is Head of the Surveillance and Evaluation Program for Public Health at Australia's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales. David completed his BAppSc and BInfTech at the Queensland University of Technology, which led to his PhD studies in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, with emphasis on HIV and chlamydia, and received a GradCertBioStat at the University of Sydney. He conducted postdoctoral research at the UCLA AIDS Institute, USA, in HIV transmission dynamics and operations research in resource-constrained countries. Dr Wilson is currently coordinating Australia's surveillance system for monitoring HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia, and leads a quantitative research group for the public health evaluation of epidemics of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections in Australia and Southeast Asia. He regularly undertakes research activities for numerous national governments on aspects of infectious disease management and control and works with UNAIDS, the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
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