Having trained in London, Rak has been an HIV & sexual health consultant in Glasgow since 1997 and is an honorary clinical associate professor at the University of Glasgow.
He jointly chairs the Strategic Leads which oversee implementation of the Scottish Government’s hepatitis, HIV and sexual health framework. He is also lead clinician of the West of Scotland sexual health Managed Clinical Network.
Until 2016, Rak was chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee which oversees Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) training in the UK. He gained consensus for GUM to become a dually accredited specialty with General Internal Medicine.
Rak jointly led the establishment of the Sandyford integrated sexual health service which opened in Glasgow in 2000. Sandyford provides one-stop services using a social model of health and has 100,000 attendances a year. He also chaired the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) short-life working group which recommended a full NHS-delivered programme in Scotland. This began in 2017.