Assoc. Prof. Esteban Martinez,
Hospital Clinic & University of Barcelona
Esteban Martínez studied at the School of Medicine of Valladolid, Spain, from 1980 to 1986. He specialized in internal medicine at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain, from 1988 to 1992, and, in 1996 achieved his PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with studies on neurosurgical infections.
In 1994, Professor Martínez started working at the Infectious Diseases Unit of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. Since 1996, he has devoted his time to caring of HIV-infected persons, and, from 2001, he has been teaching infectious diseases at the University of Barcelona as an Associate Professor of Medicine. He is member of the Scientific Board of the International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Co-Morbidities in HIV, has been co-author of the Spanish GESIDA/PNS Recommendations on Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Adults, and the Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Non-Infectious Co-Morbidities in HIV (European AIDS Clinical Society), and has been a founding member of the International Symposium on Psychiatry and HIV.
His fields of interests span opportunistic infections (risk of and withdrawal of prophylaxis in the HAART era), simplification of antiretroviral therapy (switch studies), incidence and causes of death in HIV-infected persons receiving antiretroviral therapy, the toxicity of antiretrovirals (indinavir-associated nepholitiasis, non-nucleoside-associated hepatitis, risk and management of dyslipemia), lipodystrophy (incidence, diagnosis, risk, and interventions), and non-infectious complications in HIV-infected patients (central nervous system, kidney, bone, and particularly, cardiovascular diseases).