Dr Manoji Gunathilake

Dr Manoji Gunathilake

Adjunct Senior Lecturer


Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Dr Manoji Gunathilake currently works as the specialist Sexual Health Physician at the Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus Unit of Centre for Disease Control, NT Department of Health. Manoji completed her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Sri Lanka. She has been working in Australia in the field of Sexual Health Medicine since 2012.

Society Memberships & Professional Activities: Fellow, Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, RACP; Member Australasian Society of Sexual Health Medicine.

+61 (8) 8999 2678
Northern Territory
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Marshall H; Ward J; Wang B; Andraweera P; McMillan M; Flood L; Bell C; Sisnowski J; Krause V; Webby R; Childs E; Gunathilake M; Egoroff N; Leong L; Lawrence A; Baird R; Freeman K; Menouhos D; Whiley DM; Karnon J; Van Hal S; Lahra MM, 2024, 'Comprehensive observational study evaluating the enduring effectiveness of 4CMenB, the meningococcal B vaccine against gonococcal infections in the Northern Territory and South Australia, Australia: study protocol', BMJ Open, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-079144
    Journal articles | 2023
    Birrell JM; Lowe M; Gunathilake M; Krause VL, 2023, 'Neurosyphilis in the Northern Territory of Australia: a clinical guideline.', Intern Med J, 53, pp. 738 - 744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.15691
    Journal articles | 2022
    Brazier E; Ajeh R; Maruri F; Musick B; Freeman A; Wester CW; Lee M-P; Shamu T; Crabtree Ramírez B; d'Almeida M; Wools-Kaloustian K; Kumarasamy N; Althoff KN; Twizere C; Grinsztejn B; Tanser F; Messou E; Byakwaga H; Duda SN; Nash D; International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS , 2022, 'Service delivery challenges in HIV care during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: results from a site assessment survey across the global IeDEA consortium.', J Int AIDS Soc, 25, pp. e26036, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.26036
    Journal articles | 2022
    Taouk ML; Taiaroa G; Pasricha S; Herman S; Chow EPF; Azzatto F; Zhang B; Sia CM; Duchene S; Lee A; Higgins N; Prestedge J; Lee YW; Thomson NR; Graves B; Meumann E; Gunathilake M; Hocking JS; Bradshaw CS; Beale MA; Howden BP; Chen MY; Fairley CK; Ingle DJ; Williamson DA, 2022, 'Characterisation of Treponema pallidum lineages within the contemporary syphilis outbreak in Australia: a genomic epidemiological analysis', The Lancet Microbe, 3, pp. e417 - e426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00035-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lafferty L; Smith K; Causer L; Andrewartha K; Whiley D; Badman SG; Donovan B; Anderson L; Tangey A; Mak D; Maher L; Shephard M; Guy R; Bastian L; Ward J; Kaldor J; Comerford C; Bushby T; Moore L; Gunathilake M; Johnson D; Gallant D, 2021, 'Scaling up sexually transmissible infections point-of-care testing in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: healthcare workers’ perceptions of the barriers and facilitators', Implementation Science Communications, 2, pp. 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s43058-021-00232-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Phillips TR; Fairley CK; Donovan B; Ong JJ; McNulty A; Marshall L; Templeton DJ; Owen L; Ward A; Gunathilake M; Russell D; Langton-Lockton J; Bourne C; Martin S; Chow EPF, 2021, 'Sexual health service adaptations to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Australia: a nationwide online survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 45, pp. 622 - 627, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13158
    Journal articles | 2019
    Birrell JM; Gunathilake M; Singleton S; Williams S; Krause V, 2019, 'Characteristics and Impact of Disseminated Gonococcal Infection in the "Top End" of Australia.', Am J Trop Med Hyg, 101, pp. 753 - 760, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.19-0288
    Journal articles | 2019
    Brazier E; Maruri F; Duda SN; Tymejczyk O; Wester CW; Somi G; Ross J; Freeman A; Cornell M; Poda A; Musick BS; Zhang F; Althoff KN; Mugglin C; Kimmel AD; Yotebieng M; Nash D; Karminia A; Sohn AH; Allen D; Bloch M; Boyd S; Brown K; Costa J; Donohue W; Gunathilake M; Hoy J; MacRae K; Moore RD; Roth N; Rowling D; Silvers J; Smith DJ; Sowden D; Templeton D; Varma R; Woolley I; Youds D; Chhay Meng S; Vannary B; Chan YT; Lam W; Lee MP; Ning H; Pansy YPC; Kumarasamy N; Pujari S; Kurniati N; Merati TP; Muktiarti D; Parwata WS; Ratni M; Sukmawati NMDD; Vedaswari DSPD; Wati KDK; Yunihastuty E; Tanuma J; Mills G; Raymond N; Ditangco R; Papa OS; Oon Tek N; Ah-neez ; Azwa R; Dato ; Daud F; Juin WK; Kamarulzaman AB; Khairulddin N; Li CM; Moy FS; Shah RI; Shyan WP; Sim B; Thahira JM; Tuang KM; Yusoff N; Choi JY; Chan YJ; Huang CS; Wing-Wai W; Avihingsanon A; Chokephaibulkit K; Hansudewechakul R; Khumcha B; Khusuwan S; Kiertiburanakul S; Lumbiganon P; Maleesatharn A; Praparattanapan J; Puthanakit T; Sricharoenchai S; Sudjaritruk T; Watanaporn S; Thien An V; Cuong DD; Hằng BT; Huy BVŨ; Quy DT; Van LN, 2019, 'Implementation of “Treat-all” at adult HIV care and treatment sites in the Global IeDEA Consortium: results from the Site Assessment Survey', Journal of the International AIDS Society, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25331
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chen W; Connor S; Gunathilake M, 2019, 'Men at risk of gonococcal urethritis: A case-control study in a Darwin sexual health clinic', BMC Infectious Diseases, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4625-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ebeyan S; Windsor M; Bordin A; Mhango L; Erskine S; Trembizki E; Mokany E; Tan LY; Whiley D; Cunningham P; Wand H; Donovan B; Kaldor J; Conway D; Ryder N; McNulty A; Templeton D; Guy R; Lahra M; Gunathilake M, 2019, 'Evaluation of the ResistancePlus GC (beta) assay: A commercial diagnostic test for the direct detection of ciprofloxacin susceptibility or resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae', Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 74, pp. 1820 - 1824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz108
    Journal articles | 2019
    Giles ML; MacPhail A; Bell C; Bradshaw CS; Furner V; Gunathilake M; John M; Krishnaswamy S; Martin SJ; Ooi C; Owen L; Russell D; Street A; Post JJ, 2019, 'The barriers to linkage and retention in care for women living with HIV in an high income setting where they comprise a minority group', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 31, pp. 730 - 736, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1576843
    Journal articles | 2019
    Giles ML; Macphail A; Bell C; Bradshaw CS; Furner V; Gunathilake M; John M; Krishnaswamy S; Martin SJ; Ooi C; Owen L; Russell D; Street A; Post JJ, 2019, 'A national study of the clinical management of HIV-positive women in Australia: What are the successes and where are the gaps?', Sexual Health, 16, pp. 282 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18070
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cheung J; Puhr R; Petoumenos K; Cooper DA; Woolley I; Gunathilake M; Raymond N; Varma R; O'Connor CC; Gracey DM, 2018, 'Chronic kidney disease in Australian Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected patients: Analysis of the Australian HIV Observational Database', Nephrology, 23, pp. 778 - 786, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nep.13100
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hughes C; Puhr R; Ojaimi S; Petoumenos K; Bartlett AW; Templeton DJ; O'Connor CC; Gunathilake M; Woolley I, 2018, 'Human immunodeficiency virus-infected young people in Australia: data from the Australian HIV Observational Database', Internal Medicine Journal, 48, pp. 1447 - 1456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14040
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chow EPF; Callander D; Fairley CK; Zhang L; Donovan B; Guy R; Lewis DA; Hellard M; Read P; Ward A; Chen MY; Kaldor J; Grulich A; Marshall L; O'Connor C; Wilson D; Dickson B; Ali H; Smith LW; Jackson E; Russell D; Vhalkis E; Gunathilake M; Nikitas A; O'Sullivan M; Allen D; Ryder N; Brown K; Smith D; Paramsothy Y; Palmer C; Davies S; McNulty A; Menon A; Parker A, 2017, 'Increased Syphilis Testing of Men Who Have Sex With Men: Greater Detection of Asymptomatic Early Syphilis and Relative Reduction in Secondary Syphilis', Clinical Infectious Diseases, 65, pp. 389 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix326
    Journal articles | 2017
    Puhr R; Petoumenos K; Youds D; Law MG; Templeton DJ; Ellis D; Bloch M; Agrawal S; Vincent T; Allen D; Smith D; Rankin A; Baker D; O'Connor CC; Thackeray O; Jackson E; McCallum K; Ryder N; Sweeney G; Cooper D; Carr A; Macrae K; Hesse K; Finlayson R; Gupta S; Langton-Lockton J; Shakeshaft J; Brown K; Idle S; Arvela N; Varma R; Lu H; Couldwell D; Eswarappa S; Smith DE; Furner V; Cabrera G; Fernando S; Cogle A; Lawrence C; Mulhall B; Boyd M; Law M; Huang R; Han A; Gunathilake M; Payne R; O'Sullivan M; Croydon A; Russell D; Cashman C; Roberts C; Sowden D; Taing K; Marshall P; Orth D; Rowling D; Latch N; Warzywoda E; Dickson B; Donohue W; Moore R; Edwards S; Boyd S; Roth NJ; Lau H; Read T; Silvers J; Zeng W; Hoy J; Watson K; Bryant M; Price S; Woolley I; Giles M; Korman T; Williams J; Nolan D; Allen A; Guelfi G; Mills G; Wharry C; Raymond N; Bargh K, 2017, 'The impact of changes in HIV management guidelines on time to treatment initiation in Australia', HIV Medicine, 18, pp. 701 - 703, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12504
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hillman RJ; Gunathilake MPW; Jin F; Tong W; Field A; Carr A, 2016, 'Ability to detect high-grade squamous anal intraepithelial lesions at high resolution anoscopy improves over time', Sexual Health, 13, pp. 177 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15170
    Journal articles | 2015
    Templeton DJ; Wright ST; McManus H; Lawrence C; Russell DB; Law MG; Petoumenos K; Ellis D; Bloch M; Agrawal S; Vincent T; Allen D; Smith D; Allardice K; Baker D; Odgers E; O'Connor CC; Phan S; Jackson E; McCallum K; Grotowski M; Ryder N; Taylor S; Cooper D; Carr A; Lee F; McRae K; Hesse K; Finlayson R; Gupta S; Varma R; Shakeshaft J; Brown K; McGrath V; Halligan S; Arvela N; Wray L; Thng C; Foster R; Lu H; Couldwell D; DSmith E; Furner V; Fernando S; Dubbo ; Watson J; Mulhall B; Wright S; Bendall C; Boyd M; Gunathilake M; Payne R; O'Sullivan M; White S; Russell D; Joslin J; Cashman C; Sowden D; Taing K; McGill K; Orth D; Youds D; Kelly M; Rowling D; Latch N; Warzywoda E; Dickson B; Donohue W; Moore R; Edwards S; Boyd S; NRoth J; Lau H; Read T; Silvers J; Zeng W; Hoy J; Watson K; Bryant M; Price S; Woolley I; Giles M; Korman T; Williams J; Nolan D; Guelfi G; Mills G; Wharry C; Raymond N; Bargh K; Morwood K; Roth N; Choong K; Cooper D; Han A, 2015, 'Antiretroviral treatment use, co-morbidities and clinical outcomes among Aboriginal participants in the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD)', BMC Infectious Diseases, 15, pp. 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-015-1051-4
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hillman RJ; Garland SM; Gunathilake MPW; Stevens M; Kumaradevan N; Lemech C; Ward RL; Meagher A; McHugh L; Jin F; Carroll S; Goldstein D; Grulich AE; Tabrizi SN, 2014, 'Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes in an Australian sample of anal cancers', International Journal of Cancer, 135, pp. 996 - 1001, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.28730
  • Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Phillips T; Fairley C; Donovan B; Ong J; McNulty A; Marshall L; Templeton D; Owen L; Ward A; Gunathilake M; Russell D; Langton-Lockton J; Bourne C; Martin S; Chow E, 2021, 'SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICE ADAPTATIONS TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC IN AUSTRALIA: A NATIONWIDE ONLINE SURVEY', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 97, pp. A130 - A131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2021-sti.342
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Hillman RJ; Gunathilake MPW; Roberts J; Farnsworth A; Tabrizi S; Bellingham R; Tahir A; Jin F; Poynten M; Grulich AE, 2015, 'Results from a screening pilot for anal HSIL in women with a history of cervical, vaginal and vulval hpv related disease (WHCVVHD)', in SEXUAL HEALTH, CSIRO PUBLISHING, Vol. 12, pp. 82 - 82, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000351616200027&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Research interests include STIs in Indigenous people living in rural and remote settings, human papilloma virus infections, syphilis, stigma and discrimination related to HIV, antimicrobial resistance, rapid testing for STIs.