HIV

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The Kirby Insitute at UNSW has launched a feasibility study to examine whether HIV negative people can take combination drug therapy to reduce their risk of acquiring the virus.

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A new range of condoms coated with an antimicrobial chemical are unlikely to offer any more protection from STIs than your average condom, writes Bridgit Haire.

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Annual HIV funding from developed to developing countries is about $US18 billion, however this is still about $US5 billion a year short of what’s required to sustain the gains of the last decade, writes William Bowtell.

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Despite significant achievements on the prevention front, a number of myths about HIV persist in the Australian community, writes Bridget Haire.

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Two men treated at St Vincent’s Hospital in partnership with UNSW's Kirby Institute have undetectable levels of HIV more than three years after their bone marrow transplants, the first successful cases of the HIV virus being cleared in Australia.

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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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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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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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Some of the world’s leading researchers in HIV will converge on UNSW for the launch of the Kirby Institute’s new facilities and a symposium on the challenges in infectious disease.

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Global health funding for HIV prevention and treatment programs have resulted in tremendous health and economic savings however developing countries still need assistance, write David Wilson and Braedon Donald.

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