Dr Htein Linn Aung

Dr Htein Linn Aung

Research Associate

MBBS, MPH, PhD

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Dr Aung is a medical doctor from Myanmar. He attained a research master’s degree in public health at the University of Auckland and recently completed 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. 

Phone
+61 (2) 9348 0953
Location
Kirby Institute Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building UNSW SYDNEY 2052
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Cysique LA; Brew BJ; Bruning J; Byrd D; Costello J; Daken K; Ellis RJ; Fazeli PL; Goodkin K; Gouse H; Heaton RK; Letendre S; Levin J; Aung HL; Mindt MR; Moore D; Mullens AB; de Almeida SM; Muñoz-Moreno JA; Power C; Robbins RN; Rule J; Rajasuriar R; Savin MJ; Taylor J; Trunfio M; Vance DE; Wong PL; Woods SP; Wright EJ; Rourke SB, 2024, 'Cognitive criteria in HIV: greater consensus is needed', Nature Reviews Neurology, 20, pp. 127 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41582-024-00927-1
    Journal articles | 2024
    Harney BL; Sacks-Davis R; Agius P; van Santen DK; Traeger MW; Wilkinson AL; Asselin J; Fairley CK; Roth N; Bloch M; Matthews GV; Donovan B; Guy R; Stoové M; Hellard ME; Doyle JS; Aung HL; Baillie G; Bastian L; Bateson D; Boyd M; Carter A; Cogle A; Costello J; Dimech W; El-Hayek C; Ellard J; Franklin L; Hocking J; Kim J; Nguyen L; Nguyen T; Nolan D; O’Connor C; Patel P; Pendle S; Polkinghorne V; Reed P; Ryder N; Selvey C; Walker M; Watson N, 2024, 'Risk of Primary Incident Hepatitis C Infection Following Bacterial Sexually Transmissible Infections Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Australia From 2016 to 2020', Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofae099
    Journal articles | 2024
    King JM; Dobbins T; Keen P; Cornelisse VJ; Stoové M; Nigro SJ; Asselin J; Higgins N; Mao L; Aung HL; Petoumenos K; McGregor S, 2024, 'Trends in HIV testing and HIV stage at diagnosis among people newly diagnosed with HIV.', AIDS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000003961
    Journal articles | 2024
    Munari SC; Wilkinson AL; Asselin J; Owen L; Read P; Finlayson R; Martin S; Bell C; O’Connor CC; Carter A; Guy R; McNulty A; Varma R; Chow EPF; Fairley CK; Donovan B; Stoove M; Goller JL; Hocking J; Hellard ME; Aung HL; Dimech W; Apostolellis A; Cogle A; Quinn B; Bradley C; Coase D; Heath-Paynter D; Lewis D; Nolan D; Huddy E; Sanguineti E; Douglas F; Amin J; Davies J; Doumany J; Bastian L; Charleton M; Gunathilake M; Campbell M; Pony M; Alliance S; Roth N; Cunningham P; Rees T; Baillie G; Nguyen T; Polkinghorne V; Traeger M; Watson N, 2024, 'Chlamydia retesting remains low among young women in Australia: an observational study using sentinel surveillance data, 2018–2022', Sexual Health, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH23178
    Journal articles | 2024
    Xu Y; Aung HL; Hesam-Shariati N; Keay L; Sun X; Phu J; Honson V; Tully PJ; Booth A; Lewis E; Anderson CS; Anstey KJ; Peters R, 2024, 'Contrast Sensitivity, Visual Field, Color Vision, Motion Perception, and Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2024.105098
    Journal articles | 2023
    Aung HL; Alagaratnam J; Chan P; Chow FC; Joska J; Falutz J; Letendre SL; Lin W; Muñoz-Moreno JA; Cinque P; Taylor J; Brew B; Winston A, 2023, 'Cognitive Health in Persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: The Impact of Early Treatment, Comorbidities, and Aging', Journal of Infectious Diseases, 227, pp. S38 - S47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiac388
    Journal articles | 2023
    Aung HL; Bloch M; Vincent T; Mao L; Brew BJ; Cysique LA, 2023, '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, 29, pp. 141 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13365-022-01104-0
    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, 56, pp. 101792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101792
    Journal articles | 2023
    Aung PST; Kyaw MH; Aung HL; Lwin KT, 2023, 'Awareness on dengue haemorrhagic fever prevention in Insein township, Yangon region, Myanmar', International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10, pp. 3965 - 3970, http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233145
    Journal articles | 2023
    Heron JE; McManus H; Vickers T; Ryan K; Wright E; Carter A; Stoove M; Asselin J; Grulich A; Donovan B; Guy R; Varma R; Chen M; Ryder N; Lewis DA; Templeton DJ; O’Connor CC; Gracey DM; Bastian L; Bateson D; Bowden S; Boyd M; Callander D; Aung HL; Cogle A; Costello J; Dimech W; Dittmer J; El-Hayek C; Ellard J; Fairley C; Franklin L; Hellard M; Hocking J; Kim J; McGill S; Nolan D; Patel P; Pendle S; Polkinghorne V; Nguyen L; Nguyen T; O’Connor C; Reed P; Roth N; Selvey C; Traeger M; Walker M; West M, 2023, 'Renal impairment associated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for antiretroviral therapy and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: An observational cohort study', PLoS ONE, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0280339
    Journal articles | 2023
    Traeger MW; Mayer KH; Krakower DS; Gitin S; Jenness SM; Marcus JL, 2023, 'Potential impact of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis prescribing strategies on incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections.', Clin Infect Dis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciad488
    Journal articles | 2023
    Xu Y; Aung HL; Bateman RJ; Brooks WS; Chhatwal J; Day GS; Fagan AM; Farlow MR; Gordon B; Kehoe PG; Levin J; Mori H; Morris JC; Wharton W; Humburg P; Schofield PR; Peters R, 2023, 'Higher systolic blood pressure in early-mid adulthood is associated with poorer cognitive performance in those with a dominantly inherited Alzheimer's disease mutation but not in non-carriers. Results from the DIAN study', Alzheimer's and Dementia, 19, pp. 4999 - 5009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.13082
    Journal articles | 2023
    Xu Y; Phu J; Aung HL; Hesam-Shariati N; Keay L; Tully PJ; Booth A; Anderson CS; Anstey KJ; Peters R, 2023, 'Frequency of coexistent eye diseases and cognitive impairment or dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Eye (Basingstoke), 37, pp. 3128 - 3136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41433-023-02481-4
    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, 36, pp. 1171 - 1179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000003230
    Journal articles | 2022
    Peters R; Xu Y; Fitzgerald O; Aung HL; Beckett NS; Bulpitt CJ; Chalmers J; Forette F; Gong J; Harris K; Humburg P; Matthews FE; Staessen J; 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, 43, pp. 4980 - 4990, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac584
    Journal articles | 2022
    Peters R; Xu Y; Fitzgerald O; Aung HL; Beckett NS; Bulpitt CJ; Chalmers J; Forette F; Gong J; Harris K; Humburg P; Matthews FE; Staessen J; 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, 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, 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, 22, pp. 151 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12980
    Journal articles | 2019
    Aung HL; Kootar S; Gates TM; Brew BJ; Cysique LA, 2019, 'How all-type dementia risk factors and modifiable risk interventions may be relevant to the first-generation aging with HIV infection?', European Geriatric Medicine, 10, pp. 227 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41999-019-00164-6
  • 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
    Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Peters R; Xu Y; Fitzgerald O; Aung HL; Beckett NS; Bulpitt CJ; Chalmers J; Forette F; Gong J; Harris K; Humburg P; Matthews FE; Staessen J; Thijs L; Tzourio C; Warwick J; Woodward M; Anderson CS, 2022, 'Effects of blood pressure lowering for the prevention of dementia: meta‐analysis of individual patient data from five seminal randomised controlled trials involving 28008 participants', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Wiley, Vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.060056
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Xu Y; Phu J; Aung HL; Hesam‐Shariati N; Auty J; Keay L; Tully PJ; Booth A; Anderson CS; Anstey KJ; Peters R, 2021, 'Incidence and prevalence of coexistent retinal diseases and cognitive impairment or dementia: A systematic review', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Wiley, Vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.055870
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Honey M; Waterworth S; Aung H, 2016, 'Older consumers' readiness for e-health in New Zealand', in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, pp. 178 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-178

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