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Biography

Dr McMahon is an Infectious Diseases physician and Head of Clinical Research at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, and an Infectious Diseases Physician at Monash Medical Centre. He is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Chairs the Antiretroviral Guidelines Committee for the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) and sits on the ASHM Board. His research interests are in 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.

External positions

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

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Health

Infectious Diseases Physician, Monash Health

Keywords

  • HIV
  • HIV Cure
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Imaging
  • Clinical Trials

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Output 2008 2018

Barriers and strategies to achieve a cure for HIV

Pitman, M. C., Lau, J. S. Y., McMahon, J. H. & Lewin, S. R., 1 Jun 2018, In : The Lancet HIV. 5, 6, p. e317-e328 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Concomitant medication polypharmacy, interactions and imperfect adherence are common in Australian adults on suppressive antiretroviral therapy

Siefried, K. J., Mao, L., Cysique, L. A., Rule, J., Giles, M. L., Smith, D. E., McMahon, J., Read, T. R., Ooi, C., Tee, B. K., Bloch, M., De Wit, J. & Carr, A., 2 Jan 2018, In : AIDS. 32, 1, p. 35-48 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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The effect of antiretroviral intensification with dolutegravir on residual virus replication in HIV-infected individuals: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial

Rasmussen, T. A., McMahon, J. H., Chang, J. J., Audsley, J., Rhodes, A., Tennakoon, S., Dantanarayana, A., Spelman, T., Schmidt, T., Kent, S. J., Morcilla, V., Palmer, S., Elliott, J. H. & Lewin, S. R., 1 May 2018, In : The Lancet HIV. 5, 5, p. e221-e230 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of alemtuzumab on HIV persistence in an HIV-infected individual on antiretroviral therapy with Sezary syndrome

Rasmussen, T. A., McMahon, J., Chang, J. J., Symons, J., Roche, M., Dantanarayana, A., Okoye, A., Hiener, B., Palmer, S. E., Lee, W. S., Kent, S. J., Van Der Weyden, C., Prince, H. M., Cameron, P. U. & Lewin, S. R., 24 Aug 2017, In : AIDS. 31, 13, p. 1839-1845 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Integrase-resistant HIV in an antiretroviral-naive patient in Australia

Rafiei, N., Woolley, I., Korman, T. M., Chibo, D., Gooey, M. & McMahon, J. H., 20 Feb 2017, In : AIDS. 31, 4, p. 598-600 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Activities 2014 2018

  • 4 Thesis Examination

Press / Media

Trial Finds Hidden HIV

James McMahon

30/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

New Research Aims to Unearth Hidden HIV

James McMahon

30/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Drug for alcoholism can unmask HIV hiding in cells

James McMahon

17/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Anti-booze drug may flush out dormant HIV and could lead to cure

James McMahon

16/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research