1807. HIV Providers Guide to Health Care Reform
Session: Symposium: Healthcare Reform and the Future of HIV Care
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 2:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 134 (Hall E)
Michael Saag, MD, FIDSA, Medicine, University of Alabama At Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Dr. Saag is professor of medicine and Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research. He has published over 300 articles in peer reviewed journals, including the first description of the use of viral load in clinical practice (Science, 1993), the first description of the rapid dynamics of viral replication (Nature, 1995), the first guidelines for use of viral load in practice (Nature Medicine, 1996), the first proof of concept of fusion inhibition as a therapeutic option (Nature Medicine, 1998), and directed the ‘first-in- patient’ studies of 7 of the 25 antiretroviral drugs currently on the market (including indinavir, efavirenz, abacavir, and enfuvirtide). Dr. Saag has contributed over 50 chapters to medical textbooks, has served on the Editorial Board of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Co-Edited a textbook entitled AIDS Therapy (Churchill Livingston, now in its 3rd edition), and currently serves as an Editor of the Sanford Guide for Antimicrobial Agents and the Sanford HIV Guide. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine (and as Chair of the Infectious Disease Subspecialty Board) and has served recently on the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. Dr. Saag currently serves on the International AIDS Society-USA Board of Directors, is a Past-President of the HIV Medical Association, and is a member of the HHS Guidelines Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy.

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