With great excitement, we welcome Professor Gary Maartens as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine.
Prof Maartens joined the SAJHIVMED as Editor-In-Chief in April 2022, after having been on the journal’s editorial board for several years. Until the end of 2021 he was head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Cape Town, and a chief specialist physician at Groote Schuur hospital doing service in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Prof Maartens’ main research interests are in therapeutic aspects of HIV-associated tuberculosis, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles, including invited seminars on both tuberculosis and HIV for the Lancet. In 2015 he was awarded a gold medal for outstanding contributions to medical research by the Medical Research Council of South Africa.
He is A-rated by the National Research Foundation. He has been involved in developing national drug policy guidelines for infectious diseases; and in international guideline development for the management and diagnosis of HIV-associated and drug-resistant tuberculosis for the World Health Organization and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. He serves on the Tuberculosis Transformative Science Group of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, National Institutes of Health.
The SAJHIVMED is delighted to have him as Editor-in-Chief and looks forward to all the expertise he brings to the journal.