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EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION

Editorial introduction

Editor(s): Deeks, Steven G.

Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS: March 2021 - Volume 16 - Issue 2 - p v
doi: 10.1097/COH.0000000000000667
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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 nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned one or two Section Editors, leading authorities in the area, who identify the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editor for this issue.

SECTION EDITOR

Steven G. Deeks

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 Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, USA. Dr Deeks has been engaged in HIV research and clinical care since 1993. He is a recognized expert on HIV-associated immune dysfunction and its impact on HIV persistence (the “reservoir”) and health during antiretroviral therapy. Dr Deeks has published over 400 peer-review articles, editorials and invited reviews on these and related topics. He has been the recipient of several NIH grants, and is one of the principal investigators of DARE (the Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise), which is an NIH-funded international collaboratory aimed at developing therapeutic interventions to cure HIV infection. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the UCSF-based amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research. He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), is the Editor for Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS and serves on the advisory board for Science Translational Medicine. He is a former member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (ORAC) and of the Department on Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents. In addition to his clinical and translational investigation, Dr Deeks maintains a primary care clinic for HIV infected adults.

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