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dr-rossouwProfessor Theresa Rossouw qualified as a medical doctor (MBChB) in 1996 and then completed an MPhil (Applied Ethics), MPH (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and a PhD in applied biomedical ethics focusing on concepts of personhood and autonomy in a multicultural society, with specific emphasis on marginalized groups. She is an HIV clinician and was the Clinical Head of the Antiretroviral Clinic at Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa from 2005 until 2010. She started a referral clinic for patients with HIV-associated drug resistance in 2010 and has since been working as an HIV specialist mentor in the Tshwane / Metsweding district of South Africa with the aim of improving HIV care and treatment at the primary care level. Her research focus has been on the mechanisms of development and consequences of HIV-1 drug resistance and HIV-associated chronic immune activation. She is a consultant at the Department of Family Medicine and a Researcher at the Department of Immunology at the University of Pretoria. Her HIV work, specifically her HIV-associated resistance work, has culminated in membership to the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN), the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s (SAHIVCS) Guideline Committee, TUKS AIDS Reference group, the SAHIVCS Northern Gauteng HIV Resistance Group, and an international working group on the Social and Ethical Aspects of Research on Curing HIV (searcHIV). She also serves on two institutional research ethics committees and a Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB).



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