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King K. Holmes, MD, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Global Health and Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Microbiology
  • Chair, Department of Global Health
  • University of Washington
  • Head, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Harborview Medical Center

Dr. Holmes chairs the Department of Global Health, is the Director of the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STDs (a WHO Collaborating Center), and Principle Investigator for the NIH-funded UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research, which has over 550 members, including faculty, research scientists, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. He is also PI for the UW International Training and Education Center on Health (I-TECH), with HIV-related programs in 20 countries throughout the world.

Dr. Holmes has participated in research on STIs for 45 years and in research, training, and technical assistance on HIV/AIDS and other STIs in Africa, Latin America, SE Asia, and the Western Pacific for over 25 years. He has participated in the design and conduct of 40 randomized controlled trials of STI treatment and prevention. His research has addressed the clinical epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bacterial, viral, and other STIs and STI-related clinical syndromes. He has trained and/or mentored over 100 scientists involved in HIV/STI research and care in the U.S. and other countries throughout the world. Dr. Holmes was a winner of the 2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his global scientific contributions to the field of sexually transmitted diseases and their effective treatment and prevention.

Selected Publications (selected from more than 550)

Golden MR, Whittington WL, Handsfield HH, Hughes JP, Stamm WE, Hogben M, Clark A., Malinski C, Helmers JR, Thomas KK, Holmes KK. Effect of expedited treatment of sex partners on recurrent or persistent gonorrhea or chlamydial infection. N Engl J Med. 2005; 352(7): 676-85.
PubMed Abstract

Aledort JE, Ronald A, Rafael ME, Girosi F, Vickerman P, Le Blancq SM, Landay A, Holmes K, et al. Reducing the burden of sexually transmitted infections in resource-limited settings: the role of improved diagnostics. Nature. 2006; 444(Suppl 1): 59-72.
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García PJ, Holmes KK, Cárcamo CP, et al. for the Peru PREVEN Study Team. Prevention of sexually transmitted infections in urban communities (Peru PREVEN): a multicomponent community-randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2012; 379: 1120-8.
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Cárcamo CP, Campos PE, García PJ, Hughes JP, Garnett GP, Holmes KK for the Peru PREVEN study team. Prevalences of sexually transmitted infections in young adults and female sex workers in Peru: a national cross-sectional survey. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012; 12: 765-73.
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Kirkcaldy RD, Zaidi A, Hook EW, Holmes KH, et al. Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial resistance among men who have sex with men and men who have sex exclusively with women: The gonococcal isolate surveillance project, 2005-2010. Ann Intern Med. 2013; 158(5 Pt 1): 321-8.
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