Samuel Okware

Busitema University

Dr. Samuel Okware is a public health specialist with a Ph.D. in Emerging Infections. He pioneered HIV research and control in Sub-Saharan Africa. His work on HIV/AIDS led to the earliest strategies for HIV prevention, which resulted in significant declines in incidence among key populations. He has spent many years coordinating and leading national public health programs against communicable diseases in Uganda. He served on several technical advisory committees, including the WHO Expert Committee on Research and Development. He is the Director General of the Uganda National Health Research Organization, which coordinates health research in the country. He has received several awards in recognition of his contribution to HIV prevention and control. Dr. Okware has published extensively on HIV and remerging infections.

Samuel Okware

6books edited

6chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Samuel Okware

The book introduces and discusses new drugs for radical cure of HIV/AIDS. It also discusses the problems and challenges of these treatments. Chapters address problems related to the use of antiplatelet therapy in HIV treatment, gene-based therapies as the most promising candidates for the ultimate cure of infection, obesity as an emerging public health problem among people living with HIV/AIDS, and the pathogenesis of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) with special reference to Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), which frequently occurs following successful treatment of HIV with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

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