Dr Mark Nelson talks about Hepatitis and HIV co-infection;
Monday 22nd December, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr Nelson is a consultant physician at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London. He trained at Jesus College, Cambridge and Westminster Hospital medical school from where he qualified in 1986.
He was appointed Consultant Physician at this hospital in 1991 and a senior lecturer at Imperial College Medical School in 1996. Since that time he has built a large HIV practice with a special interest in HIV in patient care, co-infection with hepatitis B and C and the clinical utility of new antiretroviral agents. He is presently the lead for HIV in patient and day case care Dr Nelson sits on the Executive Committee of the British HIV Association where he is ,co-chair of the guidelines committee for opportunistic infections and for hepatitis C. He is a member of the Guidelines Committee for Malignancy and for HIV transmission. He was chair of the BHIVA hepatitis special interest group and the newly elected chair of the BHIVA science and education committee. He is a trustee of several charities associated with HIV including the International Association of Physicians in AIDS care (IAPAC) and St Stephens AIDS Trust, a charity committed to the improvement of life for all those living with HIV where he is head of overseas development and education.
He is now devoting most of his charitable time to GREENSHOOTS where he is establishing HIV treatment networks in Burma. He has been awarded a visiting professorship at the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya and most recently the certificate of merit by the government of Vietnam.