Dr. Kees RietmeijerDr. Cornelis “Kees” Rietmeijer received his medical degree from the University of Amsterdam inn 1977 and his PhD at the same institution in 2004. He completed residencies in family medicine (University of Amsterdam, 1981), dermatovenereology (Erasmus University,1989), and preventive medicine (University of Colorado Denver, 1991), where he also received a master’s degree in Public Health. Personal statement: Since 1982, my career has focused on sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV prevention as clinician, researcher, and educator. I was the director of the Denver Public Health HIV prevention program from 1991-2003 and director of the Denver STD control program from 2003 until 2009. Between 2009 and 2016, I focused my work activities on southern Africa, where I served as the course director for an HIV/STI prevention training program conducted in 9 southern African states, and also led a study on the etiology of STI-associated syndromes in Zimbabwe; both activities funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). I am a past-President of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) and served as the Director of the North American Region of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) until 2020. After my recent retirement, I continue to serve as an Associate Editor for the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. I am a current member of the Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in the United States at the National Academy of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering (NASEM) and I am also a consultant to the World Health Organization on guidelines for STI syndromic management. As a volunteer, I still regularly attend in the Denver STD clinic.
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