Professor Sharon Lewin and Professor Suzanne Crowe AM
More than 35 million people are living with HIV globally and despite decades of research there is still no cure for the virus. But there is hope!
Each day, our scientists are moving one step closer to achieving a breakthrough.
At Burnet, nine labs and 70 talented scientists are working on finding a cure, vaccine and more effective treatments for HIV. In the field, we support 28 public health researchers working on HIV in Victoria and 78 health professionals in international health programs.
In this special edition of IMPACT revered HIV scientist, Professor Crowe AM takes us back to the very start of the HIV epidemic in Australia; Professor Sharon Lewin highlights the AIDS 2014 Conference in July in Melbourne; Associate Professor Mark Stoové analyses the rise and fall of HIV diagnoses in Victoria; Professor Mike Toole AM documents Burnet’s involvement in the global response to HIV and AIDS; and Professor Paul Gorry takes us into his lab where they are looking at how HIV infects long-lived cells of the immune system. Plus, we outline the field evaluation studies of the VISITECT® CD4 diagnostic test in India and hear from two Burnet supporters, our HIV Ambassador Deanna Blegg and Paul Collins.
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