The concept of this textbook was developed by Bernd Sebastian Kamps in 1990. The concept was intriguing: Making a medical textbook that
- can be used in the daily practice of HIV treatment
- is independent
- is easily readable
- is freely available on the Internet
After Bernd Sebastian Kamps has retired in July 2008, we decided to continue with this textbook – encouraged by the fact that this textbook had been downloaded and read by ten thousands physicians worldwide every year.
Again under certain conditions, the editors and the authors of this book might agree to remove the copyright on this book for all languages except English and German.
CH started his work on HIV/AIDS in 1995 as a research fellow at the Outpatient Clinic of Infectious Diseases, University of Eppendorf, Hamburg. He also worked at the University of Kiel, the Curatorium for Immunodeficiency, Munich and at the ifi institute, Hospital St. Georg, Hamburg. He has been the Editor of HIV Medicine since 2003 and the Scientific Secretary of the Munich AIDS Days since 2002. He has been elected chair of the KAAD (German Clinical AIDS Working Group) 2007-2010 and participated in numerous clinical trials on HIV and AIDS. CH published more than 100 refereed papers, abstracts, and book chapters. His research interests encompass HIV-related malignancies, opportunistic infections and new ARVs. He currently works at the Infektionsmedizinisches Centrum Hamburg which is among the largest HIV centres in Germany.
Jürgen K. Rockstroh, MD, PhD
JKR is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Bonn and has been Head of an HIV outpatient clinic since 1995. He is an investigator from various HIV studies and has considerable experience with various ARVs and clinical trials for treatment of HIV and hepatitis co-infection. Jürgen Rockstroh’s department treats the world’s largest cohort of HIV-infected haemophiliacs. His research interests encompass antiretroviral therapy, the course of HIV disease in haemophiliacs, HIV/HCV co-infection, and cytokines and apoptosis before and after antiretroviral therapy. JKR is a prolific speaker at international conferences and has published more than 100 articles and book chapters. From 2007-2011, he was the president of the German AIDS Society (DAIG). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the European AIDS Clinical Society and the Co-Chairman of the 12th European AIDS Conference held in Cologne 2009.