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Emmi Andersson

Graduate Student

Visiting address : Alfred Nobels Allé 8, Plan 7, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
Postal address : Department of Laboratory Medicine (LABMED), H5, Division of Clinical Microbiology, F68, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
Delivery address : F68, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden

About me

I am a MD and specialist in Clinical Microbiology and soon also in Infectious Diseases.  I got my medical degree from KI and since then I´ve been combining work in the laboratory and infectious disease department. Since 2013 I am a registered PhD student.

My PhD project is focused on newly diagnosed HIV infection and relies mainly on data from the Swedish InfCare HIV research database. We investigate the presence, nature and trends of baseline drug resistance in individuals diagnosed with HIV in Sweden. Within the EuroCoord modeling initiative, we design a model of HIV positive populations in Sweden. This is a promising approach to better estimate the proportion of undiagnosed individuals with HIV in Sweden. I am also involved in the development of biomarker based methods to estimate the time of infection in newly diagnosed patients.

The aim of my studies is to increase knowledge of the undiagnosed HIV positive populations in Sweden, to guide preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic efforts, with special emphasis on migrant populations.