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Dr Alejandro Arenas-Pinto
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Infection & Population Health
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Alejandro is a Venezuelan physician with training in infectious diseases. In the UK he completed his MSc in Infectious and Health in the Tropics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Distinction) and obtained the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians. He gained his PhD from University College London in 2006. At the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research he is a Senior Clinical Research Associate working on both academic and commercial clinical trials on HIV. At the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL he is a Senior Clinical Scientist working on national and international clinical trials on treatment of HIV disease.

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Research Summary

Randomised Clinical Trials on management of HIV infection and associated complications; Treatment strategies for HIV infection;  Adverse effects induced by anti-retroviral treatment, particularly those related with mitochondrial toxicity;  Management and prevention of HIV infection in resource-limited countries.

Teaching Summary

Alejandro is involved with postgraduate teaching activities as facilitator in the basic science module at the UCL MSC programme on Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV. He is also teaches clinical research methodology in collaboration with academic institutions in Latin America.

Academic Background
2007 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Sexual Health and HIV University College London
2002 MSc Master of Science – Tropical Medicine London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2001 DTM&H Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Tropical Medicine Royal College of Physicians
1996 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery Universidad Central de Venezuela
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