Renslow Sherer
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Director,International AIDS Training Center
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BA1973Princeton UniversityBiology
MD1977Rush University 
Residency1980Cook County HospitalInternal Medicine
Residency1981Cook County HospitalChief Resident

Academic Interests

Dr. Sherer is the Director of the International AIDS Training Center at the University of Chicago. In addition, Dr. Sherer has been active in HIV clinical research and in the design and implementation of clinical trials, in HIV prevention programs, and in local and federal policy on HIV/AIDS. He has numerous national and international publications and has given numerous presentations on the clinical and social impact of the HIV pandemic at conferences all over the world. Since pursuing the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases internationally he has led health worker trainings all over the world. He has implemented micro-credit and health education programs for orphans and families with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, and he has led HIV prevention and stigma reduction programs around the world.

Clinical Interests

HIV prevention and care; HIV infection in adults and adolescents; health policy

Representative Publications

  1. King MS, Bernstein BM, Walmsley SL, Sherer R, Feinberg J, Sanne I, Cernohous P, Montaner JS, Brun SC, Sun E. Baseline HIV-1 RNA level and CD4 cell count predict time to loss of virologic response to nelfinavir, but not lopinavir/ritonavir, in antiretroviral therapy-naive patients. J Infect Dis. 2004 Jul 15;190(2):280-4
  2. Sherer R, Agins B, and Teter C. “Post-Exposure Prophylaxis,” in A Guide to the Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, Ed. Bartlett J, Cheever L, Johnson M, and Pauuw D, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2004 Edition. CD-ROM available at
  3. Sherer R. Adherence, Toxicity, and New Options in Protease Inhibitor Therapy. JAIDS, Vol 35 (Suppl 1), April 15 2004.
  4. Hicks C, Currier J, Sax P, Sherer R, and Wanke C. Current Management Challenges in HIV: Tolerability of Antiretrovirals and Metabolic Complications. AIDS Pt Care and STDs 2003;17:221-233.
  5. HHS Guideline Panel Update. November, 2003. Available on the internet at