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Professor Kholoud Porter

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Epidemiologist

Theme C: Improving the care and management of people with STIs and BBVs

University College London

Kholoud has worked in HIV since 1986 and with the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at University College London, where she is based, since 1994 leading an epidemiology programme of work in HIV research in the unit. She gained an MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in AIDS and HIV Infection at University College London.

Her main research interests are in HIV natural history and primary HIV infection. Most of her work has been within industrialised country cohorts although she has also co-ordinated SPARTAC, a randomised controlled trial recruiting in Uganda and South Africa, and within Evidence for Action, an international consortium evaluating antiretroviral therapy roll-out programmes in Africa. She is Project Leader for the UK Register of HIV Seroconverters and CASCADE, an EU-funded collaboration of HIV seroconverter cohorts. CASCADE became part of a large Network of Excellence, EuroCoord, which she also leads.

Kholoud has collaborated widely within the UK and internationally with colleagues in European, Australian and north American research institutions. Aside from editorial work for AIDS, BMC Public Health, the Open AIDS Journal and Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, she is a regular reviewer for several medical journals and conference abstracts.

She also organises an annual HIV cohorts workshop, the International Workshop for HIV Observational Databases (IWHOD).