Research into Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and anogenital cancers


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Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar

Research Location

Westmead - Westmead Clinical School

Program Type



The Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre (WSSHC) is focused on research into sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Situated within the Western Clinical School, , WSSHC contributes to the promotion of sexual health and reducing the spread of HIV & other STIs through research, the enhancement of clinical services, teaching, training and health promotion. In addition to running a large coursework Masters program, the Centre has a very active research program encompassing many aspects of Sexual Health and HIV. It also works collaboratively with a number of other organisations, both within Australia and overseas. Specific areas of interest include Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV), HIV infection, , novel diagnostic approaches and epidemiological research. Specifically, we have active projects exploring the relationship of HPV in anogenital cancers, evaluating HPV vaccine uptake and delivering HIV testing in novel environments.

Additional Information

Current projects in the department include:

  • Evaluation of cancer screening in HIV-infected men;(the BASIL study). (Mr Leon Botes)
  • Development of a novel method for the detection of multiple organisms in urogenital specimens (Miss Michelle McKechnie)

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Human Papillomaviruses, HIV infection, herpes simplex virus, novel diagnostic approaches, epidemiological research, anogenital cancers, STI, STD, HIV

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 871