Charles van der Horst, MD

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Developmental Core Director, UNC Center for AIDS Research

van der Horst

Phone: (919) 843-4375
Fax: (919) 966-6714

Division of Infectious Diseases
CB# 7030, Bioinformatics Building
130 Mason Farm Road, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7030


M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1979

Board Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 1982
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 1987

Research Summary

Dr. van der Horst has been conducting clinical trials in the treatment and prevention of HIV, opportunistic infections (CMV, PCP, MAC, Cryptococcus, adenovirus), EBV and influenza since 1982. Since 2001 he has also worked in Malawi and South Africa with a focus on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, treatment of cryptococcal meningitis and operations research on better methods to prevent and treat HIV in the resource constrained setting. His research is currently focused on randomized clinical trials to treat infections in Malawi and North Carolina as well as studying better methods to implement programs on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Malawi.


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