The Dramatic Transformations in HIV Science and Policy
Free Public Lecture
Theatre G08, Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
T: 9035 1111
This lecture will explore the history and current key questions around HIV policy in Australia and globally. Through an overview of the intersection between HIV research, treatment and policy, it will also address the implications for these policies on recent and future pandemics.
Professor Sharon Lewin, Director of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne; is an infectious diseases physician and scientist internationally renowned for her research into all aspects of HIV disease and pathogenesis.
Professor Sharon Lewin, Director
Professor Sharon Lewin
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Professor Sharon Lewin is an infectious diseases physician and scientist internationally renowned for her research into all aspects of HIV disease and pathogenesis. She 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. She was previously Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University (2003 – 2014) and Cohead, Centre for Biomedical Research, Burnet Institute (20102014). Her laboratory focuses on strategies to cure HIV infection, immune reconstitution following antiviral therapy and pathogenesis of HIVHepatitis B coinfection. She was the local cochair of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) which was held in Melbourne July 2014 and was the largest health conference ever held in Australia. She is on the leadership team of the International AIDS Society’s Strategy Towards an HIV Cure and a member of the Australian Government Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections.