Marcus Conant

Marcus Conant, MD is Addimmune’s Chief Medical Officer and a physician who treated thousands of HIV patients in the early 80s while running the inpatient dermatology service at the University of California San Francisco. Before anyone recognized the virus or understood that it was becoming a global epidemic, Conant took lead in forming the Kaposi’s Sarcoma Research & Education Foundation in 1982, which later became the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Marcus conducted early clinical trials, persevering despite seeing 94% of patients die during the epidemic’s first years. As a physician with a holistic perspective, Conant’s work expanded beyond the strictly clinical, to include education, research, and advocacy.

Marcus is currently a clinical professor emeritus at the University of California Medical Center. Conant has published more than 70 articles on the treatment of AIDS, testified in front of Congress multiple times, and is a powerful advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Posts by Marcus Conant

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Overcoming Barriers to Adherence in HIV: A Case for an Innovative Approach to Treatment

Innovation in the HIV treatment landscape is playing a role in addressing medication adherence. In recent years, long-acting injectable antiretroviral monthly and bi-monthly treatment options have been approved – a welcome alternative for people living with HIV. We are now on the cusp of it coming full circle from the days when patients took multiple pills a day to potentially a one-and-done single-dose treatment