Sharon Lewin

The success of antiretroviral therapy has led some people to now ask whether the end of AIDS is possible. For patients who are motivated to take therapy and who have access to lifelong treatment, AIDS-related illnesses are no longer the primary threat, but a new set of HIV-associated complications have emerged, resulting in a novel chronic disease that for many will span several decades of life. Treatment does not fully restore immune health; as a result, several inflammation-associated or immunodeficiency complications such as cardiovascular disease and cancer are increasing inRead More
Professor Sharon Lewin is an infectious diseases physician, scientist, and educator, internationally renowned for her work into HIV disease and pathogenesis, and education of these fields. Professor Lewin is the inaugural director of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, at the University of Melbourne; consultant physician at the Alfred Hospital; and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow. Professor Lewin was previously Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Hospital and Monash University (2003 – 2014) and Co-head, Centre for Biomedical Research, Burnet Institute (2010-2014). Her laboratoryRead More