Daria Podlekareva, MD, PhD is a medical doctor at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. She is also affiliated senior researcher at the Centre of Excellence for Health, Immunity and Infections (CHIP) at the same hospital. Daria started her research career back in 2004 when she joined EuroSIDA study at CHIP as a PhD student. Her research is dedicated to HIV epidemic in the Eastern European region, with a particular focus on coinfection with tuberculosis (TB). Daria’s Belarussian origin has allowed her to understand the set-up of health systems in Eastern Europe as well as the special challenges in this region, where the prevalence of TB is high.