Kirby Institute

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18 September 2014
Australia is experiencing a surge in gonorrhoea and syphilis infections and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according to an annual surveillance report from UNSW's Kirby Institute. 
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23 July 2014
In this video inteview with The Conversation, Michael Kirby, Visiting Professorial Fellow and patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW, talks about how the law impacts HIV.
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21 July 2014
Stigma and discrimination remain the most substantial barriers to conquering HIV, write Brendan Crabb and Michael Kirby.
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18 July 2014
Australia has long been seen as a world leader in HIV prevention, treatment and care, yet our academic sector has been underutilised when it comes to the delivery of international health aid, write David Cooper and John Kaldor.
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17 July 2014
Unlike plagues of the past, which have often been equalisers, indiscriminately killing nobility and working class, young and old, this modern plague kills very differently, write Michael Kirby and Mark Dybul.
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16 July 2014
The number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia remains the highest seen for 20 years, according to the Annual HIV Surveillance report released today at UNSW’s Kirby Institute Annual Symposium.
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08 July 2014
Producing medicinal cannabis in Tasmania would not only help many Australians in need but also create a new and invaluable industry, writes Dr Alex Wodak.
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10 June 2014
UNSW has won four of 20 prestigious awards given to the country’s top health and medical researchers. The haul includes a particularly strong performance by female researchers.
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28 May 2013
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said polio could be eradicated in the next five years, during a special ABC TV Q&A program on global health hosted by UNSW.
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17 May 2013
UNSW will today host Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He will take part in a special ABC Q&A program at the Clancy Auditorium, discussing investment in global health and development.
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30 November 2012
Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute has been involved in every major breakthrough in world-wide HIV treatment and management.
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21 May 2012
There is emerging evidence that internet pornography is strongly associated with risky sexual behaviour among adolescents, according to a review from UNSW's Kirby Institute.
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23 March 2012
The decriminalisation of sex work in NSW – combined with a free market approach – has resulted in one of the healthiest sex industries ever documented, a report to NSW Health has found.
29 September 2011
The prevalence of hepatitis is dropping among prison entrants, but infection rates could fall even faster through better immunisation and treatment, new research shows.
06 July 2011
Patients attending selected drug and alcohol clinics will be offered liver screening and counselling as part of a program to help prevent more than 1,000 deaths each year from liver disease.
14 June 2011
The 30-year fight against HIV/AIDS has brought out some of the better traits in us as researchers, and as a global society, write the Kirby Institute's John Kaldor and David Cooper.
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05 April 2011
UNSW's national HIV clinical research centre has celebrated its 25th birthday by launching a new identity, and welcoming a $10 million donation from US-based The Atlantic Philanthropies.
04 April 2011
The National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the launch today of its new name and identity - the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society - while welcoming a $10 million donation from US-based charity The Atlantic Philanthropies.