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Dr. Lee has been among the invited attendees and has acted as a reviewer for submissions at international and national meetings for HIV and other diseases including the International AIDS Conference (since 1987), the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (since 1993), and the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (since 2005), and others.
"It is important to recall the history of diseases and treatment because it leads us to a better understanding of current and future diseases; and helps us develop treatments that prolong lives."- Sharon Lee, MD

Aggressive form of HIV discovered in Cuba

Researchers from Cuba and Belgium reported a recombinant form of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (CRF-19)  in Cuba that appears to progress much more rapidly than other forms of the virus, causing AIDS within about 3 years. (Compared to 10 years or more with most HIV infections.)  “It has been speculated that inter-subtype recombination may give rise to more pathogenic strains…” This reports presents evidence this is true. Patients infected with this virus had significantly faster depletion of CD4 lymphocytes.


Kouri V, Khouri R, et al. CRF19_cpx is an Evolutionary fit HIV-1 Variant Strongly Associated With Rapid Progression to AIDS in Cuba. EBioMedicine. 2015.  


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