Dr John Lambert is is a consultant in Infectious diseases and genitourinary medicine, and has been practicing in Dublin Ireland as a consultant in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Rotunda Maternity hospitals, with teaching appointment at UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science. He is director of the National Isolation Unit for Highly Infectious Diseases at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and a member of the National Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Committee of the HSE. He has also been involved in the Sexual Health Strategy group in Ireland and teaching GP in Ireland on the subject of STDs. His training was in the USA at Michigan State University and Rochester NY, and he was an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore prior to returning to the UK in 2000, where we worked at St Mary’s and Kings College Hospital 2000-2005 prior to his appointment in Dublin. His HIV work has focused on HIV drugs studies and HIV and hepatitis C coinfection studies, and he has been active in HIV infection in pregnancy and studies of therapeutic drug monitoring in pregnancy. He has over 10 book chapters and 80 peer reviewed articles, primarily on infectious diseases, vaccines, HIV and STDs.