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Living with HIV in 2017

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Clore Lecture Theatre

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Imperial College London

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The lecture is free to attend and open to all, but registration is required in advance - please register on this page to reserve your place.

A pre-lecture reception with tea, coffee and cakes will be held on Concourse Level 3 in the Huxley Building from 17:15, whilst a wine reception with canapés will follow the lecture at 19:15 in the Council Room at 170 Queen’s Gate.

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Living with HIV doesn’t mean the same thing as it did in the 1980s and 90s – advances in treatments have led to most people now living with HIV experiencing long and healthy lives. However, people living into old age can develop systemic complications affecting the brain, heart and other organs, and the true extent of these so-called non-infectious co-morbidities, have only recently become apparent. The lifelong treatment for persons living with HIV requires greater understanding of treatment effectiveness and side effects of different age groups. In addition, those living in geographical areas with the higher prevalence of HIV have far more limited access to treatments and education.

In a joint inaugural lecture, Professor Alan Winston and Professor Sarah Fidler will tell the story of HIV treatment and management in the modern day,. The Professors will then discuss the specific focus of their HIV research projects and clinical work, as well as giving their predictions and hopes for the future of its prevention and cure and management, across the diverse cross-section of people that this disease affects.

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Alan Winston is a Professor of HIV and Genitourinary Medicine at Imperial College and Consultant Physician at St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He has an MD in antiretroviral clinical pharmacology and his research focuses on non-infectious co-morbidities associated with HIV-disease in the modern antiretroviral era, with a strong focus on central nervous system complications. Professor Alan Winston qualified from Glasgow University and undertook training in general medicine and HIV medicine in the UK and Australia. He leads the HIV and GU clinical trials unit at St. Mary's hospital which runs over 20 studies at one time. He is the principal clinical investigator on the POPPY study, a cohort study describing the incidence and nature of co-morbidities in HIV

Professor Sarah Fidler trained at Kings College London. She has a PhD in HIV Immunology and her main research focus has been on the strategic use of ART; exploring the impact on individual patient benefit in acute infection in the SPARTAC trial and then expanded to the population level impact of universal HIV test and treatment as part of a combination HIV prevention package in high burden resource limited settings in Zambia and South Africa in the ongoing HPTN071 (PopART) trial Sarah’s other main area of work is the UK HIV Cure research initiative (CHERUB), which is a UK academic collaboration between the 5 top UK universities and their NHS Trusts, that runs HIV novel intervention clinical trials. Professor Fidler’s main clinical work is with a multidisciplinary team to provide HIV clinical care to young adults growing up with HIV.

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