Adriano Lazzarin



Professor Adriano Lazzarin is an Honorary Professor at the Vita-Salute University of San Raffaele and a consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Turro. He also works at Casa di Cura La Madonnina in Milan.

His studies began in 1970, when he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan. Majored in Endocrinology at the University of Genoa (1974). At the University of Milan, he first received a specialization in internal medicine (1979), then in infectious diseases (1982).

Since 1987, he has been the principal investigator and coordinator of several HIV and hepatitis research groups. He is the winner of the “Excellence in HIV Medicine" award, awarded by the European AIDS Conference (EACS). He is a member of national and international health commissions.

He is the author of more than 800 scientific articles published in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Blood, Nature, Hepatology, AIDS, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Science, Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of Oncology, Journal of Neurology and Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes


University of Milan
Higher School of Infectious Diseases, 1982

University of Milan
Graduate School of Internal Medicine, 1979

University of Milan
Higher School of Endocrinology, 1974

University of Milan
Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, 1970

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Latest publications

Efficacy and safety of TMC125 (etravirine) in treatment-experienced HIV-1-infected patients in DUET-2: 24-week results from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Lancet. 2007 Jul 7;370(9581):39-48. PubMed PMID: 17617271.
Lazzarin A., Campbell T., Clotet B., Johnson M., Katlama C., Moll A., Towner W., Trottier B., Peeters M., Vingerhoets J., de Smedt G, Baeten B, Beets G, Sinha R, Woodfall B; DUET-2 study group.
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Lamivudine monotherapy in HIV-1-infected patients harbouring a lamivudine-resistant virus: a randomized pilot study (E-184V study).
AIDS. 2006 Apr 4;20(6):795-803. PubMed PMID: 16549962.
Castagna A, Danise A, Menzo S, Galli L, Gianotti N, Carini E, Boeri E, Galli A, Cernuschi M, Hasson H, Clementi M, Lazzarin A.
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Mutations and Salvage (MuSa) Study Group. Comparison of a rule-based algorithm with a phenotype-based algorithm for the interpretation of HIV genotypes in guiding salvage regimens in HIV-infected patients by a randomized clinical trial: the mutations and salvage study.
Clin Infect Dis. 2006 May 15;42(10):1470-80. Epub 2006 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 16619162.
Gianotti N., Mondino V., Rossi MC., Chiesa E., Mezzaroma I., Ladisa N., Guaraldi G., Torti C., Tarquini P., Castelli P., Di Carlo A., Boeri E., Keulen W., Kenna PM, Lazzarin A.;
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TORO 2 Study Group. Efficacy of enfuvirtide in patients infected with drug-resistant HIV-1 in Europe and Australia.
N Engl J Med. 2003. May 29;348(22):2186-95. PubMed PMID: 12773645.
Lazzarin A., Clotet B., Cooper D., Reynes J., Arastéh K., Nelson M., Katlama C., Stellbrink HJ, Delfraissy JF, Lange J., Huson L., DeMasi R., Wat C, Delehanty J., Drobnes C., Salgo M.;
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Efficacy of low-dose intermittent subcutaneous interleukin (IL)—2 in antiviral drug--experienced human immunodeficiency virus--infected persons with detectable virus load: a controlled study of 3 il-2 regimens with antiviral drug therapy.
J Infect Dis. 2001 May 15;183(10):1476-84. Epub 2001 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 11319683.
Tambussi G., Ghezzi S., Nozza S., Vallanti G., Magenta L., Guffanti M., Brambilla A., Vicenzi E., Carrera P., Racca S., Soldini L., Gianotti N., Murone M., Veglia F., Poli G., Lazzarin A.
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Recombinant interleukin-2 for treatment of HIV reduces hepatitis C viral load in coinfected patients.
AIDS. 1999 Jan 14;13(1):140-1. PubMed PMID: 10207560.
Uberti-Foppa C, De Bona A, Morsica G, Guffanti M, Gianotti N, Boeri E, Lazzarin A.
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Diagnosis of central nervous system complications in HIV-infected patients: cerebrospinal fluid analysis by the polymerase chain reaction.
AIDS. 1997 Jan;11(1):1-17. Review. PubMed PMID: 9110070.
Cinque P., Scarpellini P., Vago L., Linde A., Lazzarin A.
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Plasma levels of soluble CD30, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and TNF receptors during primary HIV-1 infection: correlation with HIV-1 RNA and the clinical outcome.
AIDS. 1996 Nov;10(13):F45-50. PubMed PMID: 8931778.
Rizzardi GP, Barcellini W., Tambussi G., Lillo F., Malnati M., Perrin L., Lazzarin A.
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Parenteral and sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in intravenous drug users: a study of seroconversion. The Northern Italian Seronegative Drug Addicts (NISDA) Study.
Am J Epidemiol. 1992 Feb 1;135(3):225-33. PubMed PMID: 1312300.
Nicolosi A., Leite ML, Musicco M., Molinari S., Lazzarin A.
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