Annie Antar, M.D., Ph.D.

Annukka Aida Rose Antar, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)


HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

HIV latency; HIV cure; HIV immune non-response


Dr. Annie Antar is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Her areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine and infectious diseases.  Her areas of research expertise include long COVID, long COVID in people living with HIV, HIV cure, and suboptimal CD4 response after antiretroviral therapy.

Dr. Antar earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  She completed both her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2010)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)


  • Infectious Diseases; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) (2017)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Antar, AAR, Yu, T, Pisanic, N, et al. (2021). Delayed rise of oral fluid antibodies, elevated BMI, and absence of early fever correlate with longer time to SARS-CoV-2 RNA clearance in a longitudinally sampled cohort of COVID-19 outpatients. Open Forum Infect. Dis. 2021 Apr 16. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab195

Antar, AAR, Jenike, KM, Jang, S, et al. Longitudinal study reveals HIV-1-infected CD4+ T cell dynamics during long-term antiretroviral therapy. J Clin Invest. 2020; 130:3543-3559.

Bruner, KM, Wang, Z, Simonetti, FR, Bender, AM, Kwon, KJ, Sengupta, S, Fray, EJ, Beg, SA, Antar, AAR, Jenike, KM, Bertagnolli, LN, Capoferri, AA, Kufera, JT, Timmons, A, Nobles, C, Gregg, J, Wada, N, Ho, YC, Zhang, H, Margolick, JB, Blankson, JN, Deeks, SG, Bushman, FD, Siliciano, JD, Laird, GM, Siliciano, RF. A quantitative approach for measuring the reservoir of latent HIV-1 proviruses. Nature, 2019; 566:120-125.

Bertagnolli, LN, White, JA, Simonetti, FR, Beg, SA, Lai, J, Tomescu, C, Murray, AJ, Antar, AAR, Zhang, H, Margolick, JB, Hoh, R, Deeks, SG, Tebas, P, Montaner, LJ, Siliciano, RF, Laird, GM, Siliciano, JD. The role of CD32 during HIV-1 infection. Nature, 2018; 561:E17-E19.

Antar, AAR, Konopka, JL, Campbell, JA, Henry, RA, Perdigoto, AL, Carter, BD, Pozzi, A, Abel, TW, Dermody, TS. Junctional adhesion molecule-A is required for hematogenous dissemination of reovirus. Cell Host Microbe, 2009; 5: 59-71.  

Activities & Honors


  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2013
  • American College of Physicians, 2003
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