The ongoing clinical challenges posed by advanced HIV disease in South Africa despite 16 years of ART scale-up
This annual lecture is organised in honour of the life and work of Stephen Lawn. Steve was Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an active member of the TB Centre and worked closely with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he was based from 2005 to 2012. Steve worked tirelessly to improve the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among people living with HIV/AIDS. He authored over 250 publications and received many awards.
This year’s memorial lecture will be delivered by Professor Graeme Meintjes. The event is open to all, and the key audience includes academics with an interest in HIV and tuberculosis, immunologists, clinical trialists and clinicians.
Professor Graeme Meintjes holds the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Poverty-related Infections. He is a Wellcome Trust intermediate Fellow, Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and an adult Infectious Diseases Physician at Groote Schuur Hospital and Khayelitsha Hospital. He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London; Principal Investigator/Director of the South African Medical Research Council Clinical and Community HIV-TB Research Collaborating Centre (C2HTB). His areas of research are the diagnosis, treatment and immunopathogenesis of the tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-IRIS), contributors to mortality in hospitalised patients with HIV-associated TB and interventions to address these, treatment of drug-resistant TB, treatment and immunology of cryptococcal meningitis and complications of antiretroviral therapy.
This event is organized jointly by the LSHTM TB Centre and the Desmond Tutu Centre at UCT, in partnership with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and supported by The Lancet.