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A/Prof McMahon is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Head of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, and an Infectious Diseases Physician at Monash Medical Centre. He chairs the Antiretroviral Guidelines Committee for the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), sits on the ASHM Board and National COVID-19 Evidence Taskforce therapeutics committee.

His research interests include clinical trials focused on HIV Cure and antiretroviral therapy. Specific interests include developing non-invasive imaging methods to locate and quantify tissue sites of HIV and clinical trials of interventions targeting the HIV reservoir including latency reversal agents and agents to increase HIV-specific immune responses. For COVID-19 he is studying antivirals in hospitalised and community infected individuals early in the course of infection and lead a proposepctive biobank of samples with matched clinical data from people with COVID-19 from hospitals and the community.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 23 Oct 2013

Epidemiology, MPH, Tufts University

Award Date: 1 Nov 2010

Infectious Diseases, FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Award Date: 1 Nov 2008

Clinical Medicine, MBBS, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 1999

External positions

Head Clinical Research Unit, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Health

Infectious Diseases Physician, Monash Health

Research area keywords

  • HIV
  • HIV Cure
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antiretroviral Therapy
  • COVID-19
  • Clinical Trials


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