Prof Joseph Jarvis

I am a Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Research Associate at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, based full time in Gaborone, Botswana. My main research interests are advanced HIV disease, opportunistic infections, in particular cryptococcal meningitis, and strategies to rapidly and safely initiate ART in individuals with low CD4 counts. In am the Chief Investigator for the Ambition Study, a multi-centre phase 3 trial investigating novel treatments for HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis. I have served as Research Director for the CDC Implementation Protocol of the Botswana Combination Prevention Project (BCPP), a member of the external review group for the WHO Guidelines for Managing Advanced HIV Disease and Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy, and a guidelines development group member for WHO guidelines on preventing, diagnosing, and managing cryptococcal disease in HIV infected adults, adolescents and children.

Research areas: HIV-associated opportunistic infections; cryptococcal meningitis; epidemiology; immunology