Health

Vaginal microbicides now in clinical trials are one of the most promising weapons protecting women against HIV infection.

Long-suffering victims of allergies such as asthma and hay fever might enjoy a surprise benefit, according to research led by UNSW.

Infection with HIV could quadruple in certain populations if people with HIV follow potentially misleading advice contained in a statement from the Swiss Federal Commission for HIV/AIDS, UNSW research warns.

Blood inside

Millions of people world-wide who have contracted a highly resistant strain of HIV could benefit from a new drug to treat the infection. The benefits of the therapy have been proven by UNSW-led research.

A UNSW academic and disability advocate who helped draft the text of a UN treaty on disability rights today said Australia's ratification of the treaty could lead to a new era of equality for Australians with disability.

Old hands inside

Those who don't engage in complex mental activity over their lifetime have twice the shrinkage in a key part of the brain in old age, according to researchers from UNSW.

Miller inside

A motivational tool which revolutionized the way we treat drug and alcohol addiction is having surprising results in diverse areas, according to the man who developed the approach. He will give an address hosted by UNSW's National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre next week.

Helping hand inside

New UNSW research is investigating modern telecommunications and ancient therapies as treatment for depression and Bipolar Disorder.

HIV funding inside

The global fight against HIV has received a substantial fillip with a $20 million pledge by the NSW Government to establish a National Institute for Virology, incorporating UNSW's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.

HIV microscope inside

UNSW researchers have received half a million dollars from the NSW Government to fund new studies into sexually transmitted infections.

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