Dr Htein Linn Aung
Research Associate

Dr Htein Linn Aung


Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Dr Aung is a medical doctor from Myanmar. He completed research master’s degree in public health at the University of Auckland and is currently doing PhD in Medicine at UNSW focusing on an epidemiology project related to HIV and neurocognitive aging. He also has extensive experience in HIV and STI prevention and control areas. He worked as a clinician and as a public health professional in several HIV and STI prevention, treatment, and surveillance projects with various international non-governmental organizations in Myanmar. His research interests lie in the areas of evaluation of public health policies and interventions through analysis of administrative datasets, and epidemiology of medical and neuropsychiatric comorbidities among people living with HIV. 

+61 (2) 9348 0953
Kirby Institute Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building UNSW SYDNEY 2052
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Aung HL; Siefried KJ; Gates TM; Brew BJ; Mao L; Carr A; Cysique LA, 2023, 'Meaningful cognitive decline is uncommon in virally suppressed HIV, but sustained impairment, subtle decline and abnormal cognitive aging are not', eClinicalMedicine, vol. 56, pp. 101792 - 101792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101792
    Journal articles | 2022
    Aung HL; Bloch M; Vincent T; Mao L; Brew BJ; Cysique LA, 2022, 'Low incidence of advanced neurological burden but high incidence of age-related conditions that are dementia risk factors in aging people living with HIV: a data-linkage 10-year follow-up study', Journal of NeuroVirology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13365-022-01104-0
    Journal articles | 2022
    Aung HL; Gates TM; Mao L; Brew BJ; Rourke SB; Cysique LA, 2022, 'Abnormal cognitive aging in people with HIV: evidence from data integration between two countries’ cohort studies', AIDS, vol. 36, pp. 1171 - 1179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000003230
    Journal articles | 2022
    Peters R; Xu Y; Fitzgerald O; Aung HL; Beckett N; Bulpitt C; Chalmers J; Forette F; Gong J; Harris K; Humburg P; Matthews FE; Staessen JA; Thijs L; Tzourio C; Warwick J; Woodward M; Anderson CS, 2022, 'Blood pressure lowering and prevention of dementia: an individual patient data meta-analysis', European heart journal, vol. 43, pp. 4980 - 4990, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac584
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aung HL; Aghvinian M; Gouse H; Robbins RN; Brew BJ; Mao L; Cysique LA, 2021, 'Is There Any Evidence of Premature, Accentuated and Accelerated Aging Effects on Neurocognition in People Living with HIV? A Systematic Review', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 25, pp. 917 - 960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-03053-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aung HL; Bloch M; Vincent T; Quan D; Jayewardene A; Liu Z; Gates TM; Brew B; Mao L; Cysique LA, 2021, 'Cognitive ageing is premature among a community sample of optimally treated people living with HIV', HIV Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 151 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12980
  • Conference Posters | 2022
    Aung HL; Gates TM; Mao L; Brew B; Siefried K; Carr A; Cysique L, 2022, 'Clinically significant cognitive decline is uncommon in virally suppressed HIV. However, there was a signal for abnormal aging and complex impact of psychosocial and socio-economic factors on longitudinal cognitive performance', Virtual, presented at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Virtual, 14 February 2022 - 16 February 2022

New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship Award - 2013 

University International Postgraduate Award from University of New South Wales - 2018

HIV and STI Surveillance

HIV and aging

HIV and cognitive aging

Non-AIDS conditions among people living with HIV