Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.
Dr Katabira received his medical degree at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and went on to specialise in Neurology in England. He has been working in the field of HIV as a clinician, an educator and a researcher since 1985. He started the first AIDS clinic in Africa in 1987 and has worked with a number of organisations including WHO, UNAIDS. He co-founded The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) in Uganda in 1987. He joined the International AIDS Society (IAS) in 1990 and in 2000 became the regional representative at the governing council. From July 2010 to July 2012 he was the President of IAS and the International Chair of the IAS Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention conference in Rome in 2011 and the International AIDS conference in Washington DC in 2012. He was also involved in the establishment of Hospice Uganda and played a major part in introducing palliative care training at the College of Health Sciences in the 1990s. His research interests are in clinical trials, operational research and ART implementation studies, including HIV related neurological manifestations and interventions. He has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented over 200 abstracts at international conferences.