John J. Potterat
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John J. Potterat


NEW! John's book "Seeking The Positives" published on World AIDS Day 2015.

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COMING SOON: John's 2nd book "Postings from the Shadows of Venus

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John Potterat, one of the country's leading epidemiologists, has worked in STD/HIV control since 1968, first with the CDC's syphilis eradication program and, subsequently, with the health department in Colorado Springs, where he focused on community STD/HIV transmission dynamics; on the configuration of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV sexual networks; on contact tracing initiatives; and on the epidemiology of prostitution. His continuing interest is the epidemiology of AIDS in Africa.

Personal Philosophy: (Com)passion, curiosity, tenacity, and a wonderful personal relationship with Lady Luck.