American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
Plenary Session - Tackling HIV Latency: Moving Toward A Cure for HIV
Gordon

Thursday, August 1

TACKLING HIV LATENCY:
MOVING TOWARD A CURE FOR HIV

SHARON LEWIN, MD, PHD

Session Overview
While HIV has not yet been cured, advanced understanding of the infection process allows researchers to intervene in select cases to implement the early phase of a cure. Learn about important advances that suggest a "cure" is imminent.

About The Speaker:
Sharon Lewin is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist, Director of the Infectious Diseases Unit at The Alfred Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Monash University; and Co-Head of the Centre for Biomedical Research, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia. She completed her medical training at Monash University, Melbourne; her infectious diseases specialty training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, her PhD in virology from the Burnet Institute, Melbourne and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Rockefeller University, New York. She is a past president of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine. She has received continuous research funding from the Australian NHMRC since 1993 as well as funding from National Institutes of Health, American Foundation for AIDS.