HIV

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

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.

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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.

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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.

The UNSW Brainfoods event on HIV will be aired on ABC TV's new Fora program this Thursday, June 12.

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A young African doctor is studying at UNSW's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research to help fight the virus in her homeland.

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Aboriginal people and communities will benefit from a new partnership ensuring they have access to the latest research findings on sexually transmitted infections.

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Social factors, including economic pressures caused by climate change, could lead to an increase in HIV infection rates world-wide, a leading researcher from the UNSW has warned.

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HIV infection rates are predicted to rise by up to 75 percent in parts of Australia in the next seven years if the current trends continue, according to University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers, based at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR).

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UNSW has been awarded the largest Australian grant in its history, receiving $17.7 million in funding to advance understanding of HIV and hepatitis C.

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