Karine Lacombe, MD, PhD is currently holding the position of associate professor in the infectious and tropical diseases department of Saint-Antoine Hospital (AP-HP), Paris – France. She teaches infectious diseases and public health in numerous universities and schools around France and Sub Saharan Africa. She is involved in the clinical and therapeutical management of HIV-infected patients care at the inpatient and outpatient clinic of the hospital. As part of her academic work, she developed clinical research on the issues of HIV-chronic hepatitis B and C, and co-morbidities associated with the use of antiretrovirals, in relation with INSERM research teams. She is the main authors of over 60 peer-reviewed publications and books on these subjects. She has an MPH in public health and evaluation of health actions and a PhD in epidemiology obtained at the Pierre et Marie Curie University of Sciences, in Paris.