Profilfoto Christina Carlander

Christina Carlander

Affiliated to research

About me

Senior consultant of Infectious Diseases at Karolinska University Hospital. Senior researcher affiliated to the Department of Medicine Huddinge, Unit of Infectious Diseases and Dermatology, Professor Sönnerborgs group I am also affiliated to the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at KI, Solna

Since 2021 I am the Director of the National Quality Register of HIV (InfCareHIV)

Research description

My research is focused on epidemiological register-based studies, mainly on comorbidity in people living with HIV. Through linking of the Swedish National HIV Register InfCareHIV with other nationwide demographic and health registers my colleagues and I collect big population-based data. I collaborate with among others the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at KI Solna ( and the Department of Laboratory Medicine, KI (

I am especially interested in including women and migrants in my study populations as previous international HIV cohort studies are often dominated by white males.

Current projects on comorbidity

Cancer & HIV: Cancer incidence trends by HIV status, risk factors for cancer associated with HIV, cancer outcome by HIV status. 

HPV & HIV: HPV genotypes associated with cervical precancer and its outcome after treatment by HIV status and country of birth.

Covid-19 & HIV: Risk for severe Covid-19 by HIV status

Current other projects based on the Swedish HIV cohort

Employment & HIV: Is the possibility to be employed in Sweden similar irrespective of HIV status?



Senior Consultant of Infectious Diseases at the Departement of Infectious Diseases at Region Västmanland 2014-2021.

PhD 2018, “Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in migrant women living with HIV”. Supervisor Professor Anders Sönnerborg, Dept. of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet. Opponent: Dr. Gary Clifford, IARC, WHO

Specialist of Infectious Diseases 2009. 

MD (Linköping University) 2000.


Academic honours, awards and prizes

Nordic HIV 2014. Best Abstract award. “High incidence of high-grade cervical neoplasia among women with HIV in Sweden".