Vivek Jain, M.D., M.A.S. is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Jain is an infectious disease specialist focused on HIV, general infectious diseases, and internal medicine. He is the director of the SFGH Infectious Diseases Clinic, Co-Director of the SFGH Infection Control and Prevention Team, serves as an attending physician on the Infectious Diseases Consult Service, serves as an HIV-focused primary care doctor in the Positive Health Practice Clinic of SFGH, and is Co-director of the Communicable Diseases course in the UCSF Global Health Sciences Master's Degree program.
Dr. Jain is helping lead the COVID-19 epidemic response at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, overseeing clinical and medical operations of the COVID-19 team, and working with hospital leadership on logistic and operational response elements. He is conducting research on the epidemiology of COVID-19 and therapeutic strategies to mitigate disease.
Dr. Jain also conducts implementation science research on HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery in resource limited settings, working with collaborators at Makerere University and the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) in Kampala, Uganda and in Kenya. The goal of this research is to develop, test and understand the optimal implementation of systems of care for HIV-positive persons in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes early diagnosis of HIV, immediate/early treatment of HIV with antiretroviral therapy, and improving the use of HIV viral load and other infectious disease diagnostics for clinics and hospitals. Dr. Jain's research includes the EARLI Study (one of Africa's first studies of ART administration to individuals with high CD4+ T-cell counts), the SEARCH Study (a large cluster randomized trial of wide scale HIV testing and universal HIV ART in 32 communities in Uganda and Kenya), and the RAPID-VL Study (a cluster randomized trial of a novel combination intervention to optimize the way HIV viral load testing is performed in HIV clinics in Uganda).
Dr. Jain earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Harvard University, followed by his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed residency, chief residency, and infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF, and an M.A.S. degree in clinical research also at UCSF.