Basic Continous Training Course 16th Symposium

Session 2

CNS opportunistic diseases

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Paola Cinque, M.D.

Hospital San Rafael. Milan, Italy

She is currently working as senior physician at the Department of Infectious Diseases and responsible of the Neurovirology Research Unit at the Research Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases of San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy, and as contract Professor of Infectious Diseases at San Raffaele University.

Her research group is mainly involved in studies on HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy and other HIV-associated CNS complications.

She is a panel member of the Italian HIV Treatment Guidelines, of the EACS Co-morbidities and of the Opportunistic Infections Guidelines, and of the NIH/CDC/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents.

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Esteban Martínez Chamorro, M.D.

Infectious Diseases Unit. Hospital U. Clinic. Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Esteban Martínez is a senior consultant in the Infectious Diseases Unit of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. He is also coordinator of the Treatment Program for Facial Lipoatrophy in people with HIV of the Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya and Associate Professor of Medicine. His main fields of interest are the optimization of antiretroviral therapy and comorbidities in adults with HIV infection. He is a member of the steering committee of the European neat-id network for the treatment of HIV, hepatitis and global infectious diseases and research director of the Reprieve clinical trial, the largest conducted in the prevention of vascular events in HIV.

Dr. Esteban Martínez has been president of the Spanish HIV Study Group (GeSida) between 2019 and 2021, and is the president-elect of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) for the period 2020-2024. He is a founding member and Coordinator of the International Symposium on Psychiatry and HIV since 2008.

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