Kirby Institute

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A study led by the Kirby Institute at UNSW supports evidence that treatment-as-prevention allows people living with HIV to have effectively zero chance of sexually transmitting the virus to others.

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A symposium of distinguished guests supported a research agenda to perpetuate the legacy of the late Professor David Cooper. 

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Hundreds of people gathered at Sydney's Town Hall today to remember UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper AC, immunologist and pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Researchers at the Kirby Institute and UNSW Sydney have found that due to a decrease in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine over time, June and July could be the best time to get the jab for overall protection against the illness. 

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Researchers from the Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research and UNSW's Kirby Institute say health services are needed to tackle high rates of HIV, hepatitis and STIs among key populations in PNG.

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The ease of creating a smallpox-like virus, and the growing number of vulnerable people with weakened immune systems, present challenges for emergency response planners, researchers have warned.

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A recommendation that the HIV prevention drug PrEP be approved for public subsidy has been hailed as an essential step in Australia's response to HIV.

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Research to improve the lives of drug users and investigate high rates of falls in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest UNSW winners in the final round of 2017 NHMRC funding.

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has visited UNSW Sydney to announce more support for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers.

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Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years.

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