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Anton Pozniak: the world’s medical response to HIV and AIDS gets its first British leader

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3300 (Published 27 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3300
  1. Richard Hurley, features and debates editor, The BMJ
  1. Amsterdam
  1. rhurley{at}bmj.com

The incoming president of the International AIDS Society speaks to Richard Hurley about PrEP, finding happiness, and the dangers of populism

The consultant physician who runs Europe’s largest specialist HIV service at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is to become the first British president of the International AIDS Society, which represents professionals working in all aspects of the global AIDS response.

Anton Pozniak will take up the post today [27 July] at the close of the 22nd International AIDS Conference, convened by the society and held in Amsterdam.

His two year tenure will culminate in the 23rd biennial conference, to be held in San Francisco and Oakland in 2020. “I’m honoured,” he tells The BMJ. “It’s a wonderful event that brings everybody together, from people working in the laboratory to working in the field, and the science is second to none.”

At the AIDS 2018 conference over 15 000 researchers, policy makers, clinicians, activists, …

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