Allen Cheng

Allen Cheng is an epidemiologist and specialist in infectious diseases. Based at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and the Infectious Diseases Unit at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, he is involved in preventing infections and the development of antibiotic resistance in hospitalized patients. He is also involved in surveillance for influenza-related hospital admissions through the FluCAN system at 17 national hospitals.

What is the Risk of Transmitting HIV?

There are new effective strategies to reduce the risk of HIV infection. Charlie Sheen’s recent announcement that he has HIV has raised concerns about whether he may have transmitted the infection to other people. While we obviously don’t know his specific medical details (and really, it’s none of our business), HIV treatment is effective at reducing transmission. This is known as... Continue Reading

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