Dr. Christopher Pilcher – Strategies for scaling up acute and early HIV treatment

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Event date: 
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building

Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or rjoseph@kirby.unsw.edu.au
Booking deadline: 

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents:



Dr. Christopher Pilcher

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital


About your speaker

Dr. Christopher Pilcher is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is part of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine.  Research interests include acute HIV infection, novel applications of HIV diagnostics and antiretroviral treatment strategies. 



In this talk, Dr. Pilcher will outline recent data emphasising the importance of early treatment initiation, both to maximise the benefits of ART for patients and to reduce HIV transmission in communities; and discuss emerging data in both diagnostics and treatment practices that could make scale up highly feasible.