Gerald Friedland MD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
HIV care; Injection drug use and HIV; Anti-retroviral agents; Tuberculosis, HIV and TB drug resistant TB; Prevention and treatment in vulnerable populations
Dr. Friedland's major research interests are in the provision of HIV care to vulnerable populations and clinical trials of anti-retroviral agents, including adherence to HIV therapies and pharmacologic interaction studies between methadone and buprenorphine and antiretroviral agents. Dr. Friedland is also involved in studies of HIV and risk reduction among HIV seropositives in clinical care and, most recently, in studies on the integration of care and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV disease in resource limited settings, notably South Africa. His group has uncovered the epidemic of XDR TB in South Africa and is working on epidemiologic, clinical and mycobacteriologic studies in this area.
Extensive Research Description
Gerald Friedland is a professor of medicine, epidemiology and public
health at the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public
Health. He is active in the
provision of clinical care and in clinical and epidemiologic research of
HIV/AIDS. Dr. Friedland's research
interests lie at the interface of HIV biology, clinical care and behavior, and
he directs large-scale clinical and epidemiologic studies among vulnerable
populations with and at risk for HIV.
Dr. Friedland also investigates how to integrate HIV and tuberculosis
care in resource-limited settings, with a focus on South Africa. He also develops programs to educate
health care providers in HIV care and studies transmission of antiretroviral
Dr. Friedland received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He is the director of the AIDS program at Yale-New Haven Hospital and serves on the World Health Organization HIV/TB working group. He is a former member of the governing council of the International AIDS Society and was editor-in-chief of Journal Watch HIV/AIDS Clinical Care. He also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and is a trustee of the HIV Research Trust. He is a visiting professor at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.