VIPRD
Virtual Institute on Poverty Related Diseases

14 July 2016

University of California (USA) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET

Steven G. Deeks, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 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 an expert on the role of chronic inflammation in untreated and treated HIV disease. His research has several linked objectives, including: (1) to determine the mechanisms which contribute to this persistent inflammation during therapy, (2) to characterize the impact of persistent inflammation during antiretroviral therapy on end-organ disease and function, (3) to determine the impact of inflammation and immune dysfunction on HIV persistence during effective therapy and (4) to develop novel therapeutic interventions which reduce chronic inflammation and/or the size of the latent reservoir.

Dr. Deeks has published over 300 peer-review articles, editorials and invited reviews on these and related topics. He has been the recipient of several NIH grants. He is the principle investigator of NIH-funded international collaboratory aimed at developing therapeutic interventions to cure HIV infection (DARE). He is the co-chair of the “Towards an HIV Cure” International Working Group and a member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (ORAC). He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). 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.