Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

Open Access

John Idoko

 AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria & Jos University Teaching Hospital, 2 Murtala Mohammed Way, PMB 2076, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria


 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Professor John Idoko is the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) in Nigeria.

Trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and immunology of infections, Professor Idoko has been an HIV physician since 1995. He was Principal Investigator of the Harvard University/AIDS Prevention Initiative Nigeria (APIN), and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). He was also President of the Nigerian AIDS Research Network, Chairman of the Nigerian National Antiretroviral Committee, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, and Special Consultant to the Petroleum Special Trust Fund (PTF). He serves on several boards including the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (IAS).

His research interests include clinical trials of antiretroviral drugs, adherence to ART, Tuberculosis, hepatitis co-infection, resistance to ART, social and behavior issues in HIV, and models for scaling out comprehensive HIV services.

He attended Ahmadu Bello University medical school in Zaria, Nigeria and graduated MB, BS in June, 1976. He was later trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases through a residency program at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital and the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, United Kingdom. He was a Commonwealth Research Fellow in Immunology at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1986 and 1987. He has over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals and has contributed to several books.

Research Interest

 Antiretrovirals, HIV

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