Dr Massimo Giola obtained his medical degree in 1991 at the University of Pavia (Italy) and specialised in Infectious Diseases in 1996 (Italy). He studied antiretroviral drugs’ pharmacokinetics during a PhD programme in Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology from 2005 to 2008 at the University of Varese (Italy). He moved to NZ in 2009 and worked as a general/ID physician in Invercargill until November 2010, then in Tauranga. He was accepted for the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in December 2012, and completed further specialty training in Sexual Health Medicine in Auckland in 2013-2015, obtaining the Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. He currently works part-time for BOPDHB in Tauranga, as Clinical Lead of the Sexual health service, and part-time in Rotorua, as Clinical Lead of the Sexual health service and Infectious Disease Physician. He is the President-Elect of the Australasian Sexual Health Medicine Committee of the RACP.