Professor Eric Delaporte is Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the University and the University Hospital of Montpellier, France and Director of an international research unit on AIDS and associated diseases with the University of Montpellier, INSERM and IRD. He has 25 years of experience in conducting research and intervention programs in Africa in close collaboration with the national AIDS programmes and African universities.
His main focus in HIV concerns the evaluation of different treatment strategies, the co-morbidities, and the emergence of HIV resistance to antiretroviral drugs. Another important field of his research concerns the response to epidemics, in particular due to the Ebola virus. Prof. Delaport is the author of more than 400 publications.