HIV Medicine 2007
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Christian Eggers, M.D.
Abteilung für Neurologie
Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder
Phone: +43-732-7897-25305, -25301
Since 2004, Christian Eggers has been the head of department for Neurology at the Krankenhaus der
Barmherzigen Brüder (Hospital of the Mercy Friars) at Linz, Austria. Starting his medical career at
the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany, he has been treating HIV patients with
neurological manifestations in various university hospitals, the latest being the university
hospital at Hamburg, Germany. Here he completed his scientific studies for the "Habilitation" (a
prerequisite for being appointed professor in Germany) on the field of the replication dynamics of
HIV and the effect of HAART in the CNS.
Apart from this Christian Eggers published on the fields of HIV dementia and neurological
opportunistic infections such as PML, Toxoplasmosis and CNS lymphoma. He has been editor for a
consensus paper of the German Neuro-AIDS study Group (www.dnaa.de), and has published more than 60
peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and abstracts. He is a lecturer at the university hospital at
Hamburg and is currently conducting research on the nucleic acid sequence of the V3 loop of CNS and
plasma viruses, the course of dementia-associated leukoencephalopathy, the pharmacokinetics of
antiviral substances in the CSF, and on anti-myelin antibodies in HIV dementia.