Dr Justyna Kowalska is a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Adults Infectious Diseases, Medical University of Warsaw and Senior Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the HIV Out-Patient Clinic, Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Warsaw, Poland. She has completed her Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark on long-term effects and toxicity of HIV treatment. During more than twenty years in the field of HIV she carried out numerous scientific projects and contributed to international research activities. Her main research interests include understanding the impact of HIV infection on both individual and public health with a special focus on women and marginalized populations. She is a member of EACS Governing Board (Eastern Europe), WAVE Scientific Committee and the President of Euroguidelines in Central and Eastern Europe Network Group.