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Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.A.H.I.V.S., is an HIV specialist focusing on prevention and care of HIV/viral hepatitis coinfection. She is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Brown University, and attending physician at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I. Dr. Taylor is a published researcher and frequent lecturer on issues pertaining to HIV and coinfections with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). Her research involves extending HCV care to persons with HIV and co-existing psychiatric disorders and drug addiction; incident HCV (new HCV infections acquired after HIV infection) among HIV-positive gay men and other men who have sex with men; and improving HCV screening in HIV-infected populations. She developed and directs Miriam Hospital's Coinfection Program, providing comprehensive HCV and HBV care to people living with HIV infection who have co-existing psychiatric illness, ongoing substance use and frequent interaction with the criminal justice system. Dr. Taylor received her B.A. from Harvard in 1988. Prior to medical school, she worked as a women's health educator/contraceptive counselor, as a crisis intervention counselor in domestic violence and rape cases in a Massachusetts District Attorney's office, and at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1997, and completed internship and residency in general internal medicine at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Taylor completed an NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse Research Fellowship at Miriam Hospital in 2005 on prevention and treatment of infectious complications of addiction. Dr. Taylor works in the community running Rhode Island's first free HCV and HBV testing, education, vaccination and referral center, and as managing physician of a community based organization dedicated to the care of persons with and at risk of HIV infection. Dr. Taylor's research on HIV/viral hepatitis coinfection has appeared in many journals, including Clinical Infectious Diseases and the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Disclosures Dr. Taylor reports that he has no significant relationships to disclose.

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