Professor Philippe Mayaud


of Infectious Diseases & Reproductive Health

Room 304(a)

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 20 7927 2291
  • Trained as GP and in Infectious and Tropical Diseases at University of Aix-Marseille, France.
  • MSc in Clinical Tropical Medicine from the LSHTM (1990-91).
  • Joined LSHTM in 1991.
  • Professional experience in HIV/STI care in French Guiana (1985-86), as a District Medical Officer in the Commonwealth of Dominica (1987-1990), and as a researcher in a large STI/HIV intervention and research programme in Mwanza, Tanzania (1991-97), and at MRC Uganda (2019-2020).
  • Honorary Professor, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Visiting Professor at University of Sao Paulo (USP), School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Sao Paulo, Brazil, through CAPES-funded "Science without Borders" programme (2015-2018).
  • Fellow, MAK'IT (MUSE Advanced Knowledge Institute of Transitions), Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE), France (Aug-Dec 2019).  


Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research


Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Vaccine Centre
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre



  • My main research interests are in the control and clinical management of sexually transmitted infectons (STI), and the evaluation of interventions targeting STI, HIV or the HIV-STI interactions, with a particular interest in genital herpes (HSV-2), human papillomavirus (HPV), and genital mucosal infections (gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis).
  • More recently involved in research on the sexual and reproductive health impacts of emerging infections (Zika, arboviruses, SARS-CoV-2).
  • Research covers various settings of Africa and Brazil/Latin America.
  • Coordinator of an EU/FP7 funded HARP (HPV in Africa Research Partnership) (2010-2014) conducting research on the evaluation of cervical cancer prevention among HIV-infected women in Africa
  • LSHTM PI for the EU-funded ZIKAlliance Consortium (
  • LSHTM PI for the MRC/FAPESP-funded CADDE Consortium  (
  • Since 1994, expert with various WHO STI strategy, guidelines, burden of diseases consultations. 
  • 2019: Appointed to the WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts.
  • 2021: Advisor and member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of the WHO HIV, Hepatitis & STI (HHS) programme.
Research Area
Clinical trials
Primary care
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Sexually transmitted disease
Cervical cancer
Emerging Infectious Disease
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Sexually transmitted infection
Burkina Faso
The Gambia
South Africa
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Diagnostic accuracy of cervical cancer screening and screening-triage strategies among women living with HIV-1 in Burkina Faso and South Africa: A cohort study.
Kelly HA; Chikandiwa A; Sawadogo B; Gilham C; Michelow P; Lompo OG; Omar T; Zan S; Magooa P; Segondy M
PLoS medicine
Clinical features and natural history of the first 2073 suspected COVID-19 cases in the Corona São Caetano primary care programme: a prospective cohort study.
Leal FE; Mendes-Correa MC; Buss LF; Costa SF; Bizario JCS; de Souza SRP; Thomaz O; Tozetto-Mendoza TR; Villas-Boas LS; de Oliveira-da Silva LC
BMJ Open
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Mayaud P; Mccartney D; Ong JJ; Mabey DCW
Manson’s Tropical Diseases.
Missed opportunities for sexually transmitted infections testing for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis users: a systematic review.
Ong JJ; Fu H; Baggaley RC; Wi TE; Tucker JD; Smith MK; Rafael S; Falconer J; Terris-Prestholt F; Mameletzis I
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil.
de Souza WM; Buss LF; Candido DDS; Carrera J-P; Li S; Zarebski AE; Pereira RHM; Prete CA; de Souza-Santos AA; Parag KV
The association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in Brazil 2015-2017: An observational analysis of over 4 million births.
Brady OJ; Osgood-Zimmerman A; Kassebaum NJ; Ray SE; de Araújo VEM; da Nóbrega AA; Frutuoso LCV; Lecca RCR; Stevens A; Zoca de Oliveira B
PLoS medicine
Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance of Mycoplasma genitalium Infection Among Women Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in South Africa: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Ong JJ; Magooa MP; Chikandiwa A; Kelly H; Didelot M-N; Muller EE; Maseko V; Segondy M; Delany-Moretlwe S; Kularatne R
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Syrian refugees in Greece: experience with violence, mental health status, and access to information during the journey and while in Greece.
Ben Farhat J; Blanchet K; Juul Bjertrup P; Veizis A; Perrin C; Coulborn RM; Mayaud P; Cohuet S
BMC medicine
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention
Chesson HW; Mayaud P; Aral SO
Major Infectious Diseases. Disease Control Piorities
Epidemiology of high-risk human papillomavirus and cervical lesions in African women living with HIV/AIDS: effect of anti-retroviral therapy.
Kelly HA; Sawadogo B; Chikandiwa A; Segondy M; Gilham C; Lompo O; Omar T; Didelot M-N; Nagot N; Meda N
AIDS (London, England)
Potential impact of existing interventions and of antiretroviral use in female sex workers on transmission of HIV in Burkina Faso: a modeling study.
Low A; Nagot N; Konate I; Meda N; Segondy M; Van de Perre P; Mayaud P; Vickerman P
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Cervicovaginal Shedding Among Women Living With HIV-1 and Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in Burkina Faso: An 8-Year Longitudinal Study.
Low AJ; Nagot N; Weiss HA; Konate I; Kania D; Segondy M; Meda N; van de Perre P; Mayaud P; Yerelon Study Group
The Journal of infectious diseases
HIV prevention and care services for female sex workers: efficacy of a targeted community-based intervention in Burkina Faso.
Traore IT; Meda N; Hema NM; Ouedraogo D; Some F; Some R; Niessougou J; Sanon A; Konate I; Van De Perre P
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Principles of Medicine in Africa
Parry E
Principles of Medicine in Africa.
Sexually transmitted infections
Mayaud P; Ndowa F; Richens J; Mabey DCW
Principles of Medicine in Africa
Safety and immunogenicity of human papillomavirus-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine: a randomized trial in 10-25-year-old HIV-Seronegative African girls and young women.
Sow PS; Watson-Jones D; Kiviat N; Changalucha J; Mbaye KD; Brown J; Bousso K; Kavishe B; Andreasen A; Toure M
The Journal of infectious diseases
Episodic therapy for genital herpes in sub-saharan Africa: a pooled analysis from three randomized controlled trials.
Weiss HA; Paz Bailey G; Phiri S; Gresenguet G; LeGoff J; Pepin J; Lewis DA; Belec L; Hoffman IF; Miller WC
PloS one
Impact of aciclovir on genital and plasma HIV-1 RNA in HSV-2/HIV-1 co-infected women: a randomized placebo-controlled trial in South Africa.
Delany S; Mlaba N; Clayton T; Akpomiemie G; Capovilla A; Legoff J; Belec L; Stevens W; Rees H; Mayaud P
AIDS (London, England)
Impact of acyclovir on genital and plasma HIV-1 RNA, genital herpes simplex virus type 2 DNA, and ulcer healing among HIV-1-infected African women with herpes ulcers: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Mayaud P; Legoff J; Weiss HA; Grésenguet G; Nzambi K; Bouhlal H; Frost E; Pépin J; Malkin J-E; Hayes RJ
The Journal of infectious diseases
Rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for syphilis in high-risk populations, Manaus, Brazil.
Sabidó M; Benzaken AS; de-Andrade-Rodrigues EJ; Mayaud P
Emerging infectious diseases
Herpes simplex virus and HIV-1: deciphering viral synergy.
Van de Perre P; Segondy M; Foulongne V; Ouedraogo A; Konate I; Huraux J-M; Mayaud P; Nagot N
The Lancet infectious diseases
Cervicovaginal HIV-1 and herpes simplex virus type 2 shedding during genital ulcer disease episodes.
LeGoff J; Weiss HA; Gresenguet G; Nzambi K; Frost E; Hayes RJ; Mabey DCW; Malkin J-E; Mayaud P; Belec L
AIDS (London, England)
Reduction of HIV-1 RNA levels with therapy to suppress herpes simplex virus.
Nagot N; Ouédraogo A; Foulongne V; Konaté I; Weiss HA; Vergne L; Defer M-C; Djagbaré D; Sanon A; Andonaba J-B
The New England journal of medicine
Impact of suppressive herpes therapy on genital HIV-1 RNA among women taking antiretroviral therapy: a randomized controlled trial.
Ouedraogo A; Nagot N; Vergne L; Konate I; Weiss HA; Defer M-C; Foulongne V; Sanon A; Andonaba J-B; Segondy M
AIDS (London, England)
The costs of treating curable sexually transmitted infections in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.
Terris-Prestholt F; Vyas S; Kumaranayake L; Mayaud P; Watts C
Sexually transmitted diseases
HIV/AIDS and STI prevention and care in Rwandan refugee camps in the United Republic of Tanzania
Mayaud P; Msuya W; Mkanje R; Grosskurth H
High prevalence of trichomoniasis in rural men in Mwanza, Tanzania: results from a population based study.
Watson-Jones D; Mugeye K; Mayaud P; Ndeki L; Todd J; Mosha F; West B; Cleophas-Frisch B; Grosskurth H; Laga M
Sexually transmitted infections
Antibody to herpes simplex virus type 2 as a marker of sexual risk behavior in rural Tanzania.
Obasi A; Mosha F; Quigley M; Sekirassa Z; Gibbs T; Munguti K; Todd J; Grosskurth H; Mayaud P; Changalucha J
The Journal of infectious diseases
Sexual and reproductive health among primary and secondary school pupils in Mwanza, Tanzania: need for intervention.
Matasha E; Ntembelea T; Mayaud P; Saidi W; Todd J; Mujaya B; Tendo-Wambua L
AIDS care
Improved treatment services significantly reduce the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in rural Tanzania: results of a randomized controlled trial.
Mayaud P; Mosha F; Todd J; Balira R; Mgara J; West B; Rusizoka M; Mwijarubi E; Gabone R; Gavyole A
AIDS (London, England)
STD rapid assessment in Rwandan refugee camps in Tanzania.
Mayaud P; Msuya W; Todd J; Kaatano G; West B; Begkoyian G; Grosskurth H; Mabey D
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Impact of improved treatment of sexually transmitted diseases on HIV infection in rural Tanzania: randomised controlled trial.
Grosskurth H; Mosha F; Todd J; Mwijarubi E; Klokke A; Senkoro K; Mayaud P; Changalucha J; Nicoll A; ka-Gina G
Lancet (London, England)
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