Philip Cunningham


The NSW State Reference Laboratory for HIV at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney was established in the early 1980's and plays an important sentinel public health surveillance role in providing data to monitor trends, evaluate interventions and provide early warning of the changing patterns of HIV infection in Australia.
Philip Cunningham is the senior scientist and manager of this facility and has developed and implemented diagnostic testing strategies targeting focused on recent and acute HIV infections He has initiated and collaborates on a number of national and international diagnostic test licensing studies. He has conducted numerous situational assessments and responses for clinical laboratories to support the wider availability of HIV treatment in resource limited settings in the region. He has consulted on a range of quality improvement projects with WHO, American Federation of AIDS Research (AmfAR), CDC, ASHM, Kirby Institute in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Western Pacific.Philip is engaged in public health surveillance research of HIV and HCV affected populations including injecting drug users, childbearing women and infants and the programmatic rollout of HIV point of care tests in non-laboratory settings. Philip is Vice President of the Australasian Society of HIV Medicine (ASHM) and recently co-chaired the National HIV Testing Policy revision. He is a visiting senior research fellow at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales and is the Chief Operating Officer for the St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research.

Philip Cunningham
Philip Cunningham


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Sensitivity evaluation of six rapid tests for detection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection2014



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