HIV/AIDS

Postal address
Nationalestraat 155
2000
Antwerp
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +32(0)32476476

    Research areas

  • B510-infections

Research expertise

Lut Lynen graduated as a medical doctor in 1985 from the Catholic University of Leuven. Between 1986 and 1992 she worked for MSF Belgium in Chad, Sudan and Guinea. In 1997 she became a specialist in Internal Medicine at the University of Antwerp.

She worked for the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Cambodia from 1999-2002, and in 2003 she joined the HIV team at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, as the head of the overseas unit, responsible for HIV research projects abroad. During this time she developed and coordinated the Short Course on Antiretroviral Therapy (SCART) and the Telemedicine distant support service for HIV physicians in the field.

Her field of interest is AIDS care in resource-limited settings, in particular HIV co-infections and Opportunistic Infections. She is a member of the WHO guideline development group on Opportunistic Infections and the author of the MSF AIDS care guidelines.

In July 2011 she became the head of the department of Clinical Sciences, and in November 2011 the head of the Unit Infectious Diseases & HIV/AIDS.

The unit has currently 3 PhD students and 1 postdoctoral scientist

Research 

  • HIV co-infections (tuberculosis, Hepatitis C and visceral leishmaniasis)
  • Point of Care testing for HIV diagnosis and monitoring of treatment response
  • Diagnosis and management of MDR-TB
  • Clinical decision making
  • Models of care for HIV patients

 

Teaching

  • Short Course on Antiretroviral Therapy (2003-2010)
  • Electronic Short Course on Antiretroviral Therapy (2008-2018)
  • Short Course on Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine (2008-)
  • AIDS care modules in all courses at ITM (2003-)
  • Clinical decision making in DR-TB (2017-)

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