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 | 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 | 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
    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, vol. 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 | 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