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.
Steven G. Deeks
Steven G. Deeks, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA and a faculty member in the Positive Health Program (AIDS Program) at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr Deeks has been engaged in HIV research and clinical care since 1993. He is a recognized expert of the immunopathogenesis of HIV, and works from a clinical perspective on identifying how the virus and host interact to cause disease, and how to translate information learned from such studies into the clinic. He currently directs a large research program dedicated to the investigation of the pathogenesis and management of HIV-associated inflammation. He has published over 200 peer-review articles, editorials and invited reviews on these and related topics. In addition to his clinical and translational investigation, Dr Deeks maintains a primary care clinic for HIV infected patients, and is a member of the Department on Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. He is also a member of a number of professional societies, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
Alexandre Harari, PhD, is a lecturer at the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland. Over the past decade, he has been working at the laboratory of AIDS Immunopathogenesis with Prof. Giuseppe Pantaleo. Dr Harari's main interest and expertise are the antiviral T-cell responses and in particular the functional and phenotypic heterogeneity of T-cell responses. Dr Harari is recognized as an expert in immune-monitoring and has played a pioneering role in the identification of correlations between functional signatures of T-cell responses and virus replication. He is author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.
Joel N. Blankson
Dr Joel N. Blankson is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. Dr Blankson completed his PhD at Rockefeller University and his MD at Cornell University Medical College before doing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins. He conducted post-doctoral studies in the establishment of HIV-1 latency in primary infection and he currently performs studies on multiple aspects of the elite control of HIV-1 replication. Dr Blankson is also the medical director of the inpatient HIV unit at Johns Hopkins.