Tuti Parwati Merati received her MD at the Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Bali in 1976. In 1984 she got her specialist in Internal Medicine from Airlangga University, Surabaya, and as Consultant in Tropical and Infectious Diseases in 1997. She finished her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2007. As an International Scholar, she was trained for research in HIV in 1992 at CAPS, University of California San Francisco. Since 2008 she became a professor at Udayana University.
Her commitment in HIV and AIDS –work started in 1987 when she’s diagnosed the first AIDS case in Bali. She organised KABP research to developed AIDS education materials , and established YCUI (Yayasan Citra Usadha Indonesia), a non governmental organization to educate people about AIDS in 1992. Her work with Citra Usadha was published in Science (Science vol.264, 1 April 1994). She was also involved as a committee member of many International AIDS Conferences in the nineteen ninety.
She’s doing research, clinical, prevention and social work on HIV and AIDS in Bali and Indonesia. She join multicountries research project - TAHOD (TREAT Asia HIV Observational Data base) since 2004 and involved as author in many publication of TAHOD study results . She is now as a Chair person for TAHOD.