Joel Gallant is a physician and infectious disease specialist focusing on the treatment and prevention of HIV infection and viral hepatitis. He is the associate medical director of specialty services at Southwest CARE Center, a non-profit community-based clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and he has faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
During his 24 years on the Johns Hopkins medical faculty, Gallant supervised the care of thousands of HIV-infected patients and conducted research on the treatment and prevention of HIV. He is the author of hundreds of research papers, books, book chapters, review articles, and editorials. In addition to his scholarly publications, Gallant blogs regularly at Tumblr in a question/answer format and authored the book 100 Questions and Answers about HIV and AIDS for the general public. He chairs the HIV Medicine Association, is a member of the governing council of the International AIDS Society, serves on the board of directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA, and helps to write national guidelines for the treatment of HIV infection and the management of HIV-infected patients. He lectures and teaches widely, including in Southeast Asia, India, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.
Gallant recently moved from Baltimore to Santa Fe with his husband, Joel Meneses, a Canadian-born architect and designer. They enjoy music, art, hiking, skiing, sailing, and traveling.