Frederick Lewis Altice MD, MA

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director, Clinical and Community Research; Director, HIV in Prisons Program; Director, Community Health Care Van; Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA); Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Departments & Organizations

Office of International Medical Student EducationInfectious Diseases

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Internal Medicine: Viral Hepatitis Program | Infectious Diseases: AIDS Care Program

Research Interests

Interface between infectious diseases and substance abuse; HIV, HCV, and tuberculosis treatment in vulnerable populations (including injection drug users and prison inmates); Antiretroviral therapy; extended release naltrexone, buprenorphine and methadone treatment in management of co-morbid conditions; Healthcare integration; Adherence interventions; Behavioral interventions  more...


  • M.D., Emory University, 1986

Selected Publications

  • Wickersham JA, Zahari MM, Azar MM, Kamarulzaman A, Altice FL. Methadone dose at the time of release from prison significantly influences retention in treatment: Implications from a pilot study of HIV-infected prisoners transitioning to the community in Malaysia. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013:In Press.
  • Wickersham JA, Marcus R, Kamarulzaman A, Zahari MM, Altice FL. Implementing methadone maintenance treatment in prisons in Malaysia. Bull World Health Organ. 2013;91(2):124-9.
  • Vagenas P, Ludford KT, Gonzales P, Peinado J, Cabezas C, Gonzales F, Sanchez J, Altice FL. Being Unaware of Being HIV-Infected is Associated with Alcohol Use Disorders and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Peru. AIDS Behav. 2013:In Press.



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