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Australia is on track to eliminate hepatitis C if record numbers of people living with the virus continue to seek and receive breakthrough antiviral treatment, according to a new analysis.

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The Kirby Institute at UNSW has welcomed a $1.4 million gift from the late Dr Lynn Joseph that will help transform the lives of Australians living with hepatitis C.

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Despite readily available treatment and knowledge about prevention, more than 5,000 people in Australia are newly infected with hepatitis C every year. UNSW's Professor Carla Treloar is working to understand why.

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Up to two million hepatitis C infections could be averted worldwide in the next ten years if opioid substitution therapy was more readily available to injecting drug users, a study from UNSW’s Kirby Institute has found.

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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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A new report from UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows young people and gay men know dangerously little about how to protect themselves against hepatitis C.

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UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. 

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The death of musician Lou Reed from liver cancer may raise awareness of the challenges of living with hepatitis C, but more work needs to be done to make sure treatments are widely available, writes Gregory Dore. 

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UNSW has hosted its inaugural Postdoctoral Academy Awards for researchers in Medicine, Science and Engineering whose names don’t often get up in lights.

The prevalence of hepatitis is dropping among prison entrants, but infection rates could fall even faster through better immunisation and treatment, new research shows.

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