Christoph Boesecke, MD, completed his medical studies at Charité University in Berlin, Germany. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Hamburg, Germany for his research in acute HIV infection. He held a 2-year postgraduate position studying integrase inhibitors in acute and chronic HIV infection at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (now The Kirby Institute) in Sydney, Australia. He is currently working as an Infectious Diseases Specialist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Bonn, Germany. His main areas of research are focused on co-morbidities and co-infections in HIV, particularly acute Hepatitis C.