Imperial College London

Professor Sarah Fidler BSc. MBBS. FRCP. PhD

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Professor of HIV and Communicable Diseases



+44 (0)20 7594 6230s.fidler




clinical trial centre Winston Churchill wingMedical SchoolSt Mary's Campus




Treatment of acute HIV infection


RIO trial: A Randomised Placebo Controlled Trial of ART Plus Dual Long-acting HIV-specific Broadly Neutralising Antibodies (bNAbs)

RIVER trial: Research In Viral Eradication of HIV Reservoirs

CHERUB HIV cure consortiumCollaborative HIV Eradication of Reservoirs

NIHR Imperial BRC consortium: BRC infrastructure support for CHERUB and POPPY studies

INPUTT project: To explore the patterns of HIV acquisition and the associated risk factors to better understand who is acquiring HIV using data from the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial

VIRIAS trial: Viral reservoir integration analysis study (in set-up)

SAGE trial: The immunogenicity of Shingrix vaccination in HIV infected groups at risk of shingles infection (in set-up)


HPTN 071 (PopART) trial: Population Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy to Reduce HIV Transmission

PITCH trial: Prospective Interruption of Therapy towards a Cure for HIV

SPARTAC trial: Short Pulse Anti-Retroviral Therapy at Sero-Conversion

HEATHER trial: HIV Eradication through Early Antiretroviral Therapy

CAR-iNKT trial: CAR-iNKT Immunotherapy cells as a HIV cure Intervention

TREATS trial: Tuberculosis Reduction through Expanded Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Screening

Yathu Yathu trial: An Impact Evaluation of Community-based Peer-led Sexual and Reproductive Health Services


Prof Sten Vermund, Vanderbilt USA, HIV prevention, 2011 - 2016

Prof Richard Hayes, London School Hygeien Tropical Medicine, cluster randomised trial of ART in Africa to reduce HIV incidence, 2011 - 2016

Dr Mike Cohen, UNC, HIV prevention trial, 2011 - 2016

Prof Sten Vermund, Vanderbilt USA, HIV prevention, 2011 - 2016

Prof Nulda Beyer, university of Stellenboch, HIV prevention, 2011 - 2012

Prof. Rodney Phillips, Univerisyt of oxford, 2005 - 2008

Guest Lectures

Royal College of Physician Advanced Medicine Course, Royal College of Physicians, RCP, 2016

Diagnosis and Managament of acute HIV infection, Royal College of Physicians, RCP London, 2014

British HIV Association Annual Meeting, UK National society of specialist clinician, London UK, 2014

Plenary lecture on the management of acute HIV infection, South African Clinicians Meeting, Cape Tiwn South Africa, 2014

Managament of Primary HIV infection, Scandinavian clincian Annual Meeting, Stockholm Sweden, 2014

Management of Primary HIV infection, British Association of Sexual health and HIV, Bristol Annual meeting, 2013

Management of Primary HIV infection, British Association of Sexual health and HIV, Bristol Annual meeting, 2013

Antiretroviral therapy as prevention of HIV transmission, BASHH, Bournemouth BASHH Wessex region, 2012

HIV ART for prevention current level of evidence, Univeristy of Oxford, Oxford UK, 2011

Treatment of Primary HIV to prevent onward HIV transmission, IAS, Cape Town S Africa, 2009

Primary HIV infection, Brighton University UK, Brighton, 2005

Primary HIV infection and the role of ART intervention, Barts and the London Hospital, St Batholomews Hospital, 2005

Research Staff





Research Student Supervision

Atefi,D, HIV repeat testing behaviour amongst MSM

Fox,J, Risks of HIV transmission amongst discordant couples

Haidari,G, Immune responses to HIV vaccine through different mucosal routes

Hamlyn,EH, HIV associated inflammationa nd immune activation


Short,C, Inflammatoina dpre term delivery in HIV+ pregnant women

Skinner,V, Systematic review of ART safety amongst individuals with high CD4 counts

Thornhill,J, Developing an algorithm for safe stopping of ART

collinson,S, Health economics at the Global fund of PMTCT option B+

elmahdi,R, Barriers to HIV testing and late presentation in the UK