• 1985 – Master of Medical Sciences, McMaster University.
  • 1982 – Specialty in Infectology, INNSZ.
  • 1980 – Specialty in Internal Medicine, INNSZ.
  • 1976 – Surgeon, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Academic appointments:

  • Researcher in Medical Sciences “F” attached to the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition.
  • Professor of research methodology in the Faculty of Medicine’s postgraduate division at UNAM.
  • National System of Researchers, Level III.
  • Member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Research interests:

  • Enteropathogenic infections.
  • Antimicrobial resistance in the community.
  • Prescription and rational use of antiretrovirals.
  • Epidemiology of acquired HIV resistance to antiretrovirals at the national level.

Featured projects:

  • He is currently the director of the National Committee for the Rational Use of Antiretrovirals (CORESAR) and the Coordinator of the Working Group (adults) on the annual update of the Antiretroviral Management Guide for People with HIV (CENSIDA).
  • He was deputy director of research at INCMNSZ from 1995 to 2007.
  • He was editor of the journal Infectious Diseases and Microbiology from 1999 to 2001, and from 2007 to 2011, he was an advisor to the secretary of health on HIV/AIDS.


  • The Expression of PNPLA3 Polymorphism could be the Key for Severe Liver Disease in NAFLD in Hispanic Population. Martínez LA, Larrieta E, Calva JJ, Kershenobich D, Torre A. Ann Hepatol. 2017 Nov – Dec;16(6):909-915.
  • Immediate treatment of acute HIV in a tertiary healthcare center: bridging gaps in communication using smartphones. Perez-Patrigeon S, Camiro-Zúñiga A, Jaramillo-Jante MR, Belaunzarán-Zamudio PF, Crabtree-Ramírez B, Soto-Ramírez LE, Calva JJ, Hernández-León C, Mosqueda-Gómez JL, Navarro-Alvarez S, Sierra-Madero JG. HIV Med. 2019 May;20(5):308-316.
  • Real Time Monitoring of Children, and Adults with Mental Disabilities Using a Low-Cost Non-Invasive Electronic Device. Polanco C, Vazquez II, Martinez-Rivas A, Arias-Estrada M, Buhse T, Calva JJ, Aguilar Salinas C, Pimentel Hernández C, Uversky VN. Micromachines (Basel). 2017 Sep 28;8(10).
  • The Decline in HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Heavily Antiretroviral-Experienced Patients Is Associated with Optimized Prescriptions in a Treatment Roll-Out Program in Mexico. Calva JJ, Larrea S, Tapia-Maltos MA, Ostrosky-Frid M, Lara C, Aguilar-Salinas P, Rivera H, Ramírez JP. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2017 Jul;33(7):675-680.
  • Electronegativity and intrinsic disorder of preeclampsia-related proteins. Polanco C, Castañón-González JA, Uversky VN, Buhse T, Samaniego Mendoza JL, Calva JJ. Acta Biochim Pol. 2017;64(1):99-111.
  • A multi-drug resistant Salmonella Typhimurium ST213 human-invasive strain (33676) containing the bla CMY-2 gene on an IncF plasmid is attenuated for virulence in BALB/c mice. Wiesner M, Calva JJ, Bustamante VH, Pérez-Morales D, Fernández-Mora M, Calva E, Silva C. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Feb 9;16:18.
  • Complete Genome Sequence of a Human-Invasive Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strain of the Emerging Sequence Type 213 Harboring a Multidrug Resistance IncA/C Plasmid and a blaCMY-2-Carrying IncF Plasmid. Silva C, Calva E, Calva JJ, Wiesner M, Fernández-Mora M, Puente JL, Vinuesa P. Genome Announc. 2015 Nov 12;3(6). pii: e01323-15.
  • Antiretroviral purchasing and prescription practices in Mexico: constraints, challenges and opportunities. Chaumont C, Bautista-Arredondo S, Calva JJ, Bahena-González RI, Sánchez-Juárez GH, González de Araujo-Muriel A, Magis-Rodríguez C, Hernández-Ávila M. Salud Publica Mex. 2015;57 Suppl 2:s171-82.
  • The successful application of a national peer advisory committee for physicians who provide salvage regimens to heavily antiretroviral-experienced patients in mexican human immunodeficiency virus clinics. Calva JJ, Sierra-Madero J, Soto-Ramírez LE, Aguilar-Salinas P. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 10;1(2):ofu081.
  • Burden and transmission of zoonotic foodborne disease in a rural community in Mexico. Zaidi MB, Campos FD, Estrada-García T, Gutierrez F, León M, Chim R, Calva JJ. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jul;55(1):51-60.