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John J. Potterat


New! Order John's second book "In The Shadow Of Venus: Vignettes from the Venereal World", released Sept 2017.

John's first book "Seeking The Positives" published on World AIDS Day 2015. (order) (download)

John Potterat, "one of the country's leading epidemiologists" (The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, p. 6 [PDF]), 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.