UNSW's Kirby Institute welcomes early results from the PARTNER study, which has found that HIV positive gay men who are on anti-retoviral treatment and have an undetectable viral load are not transmitting HIV to their partners.
Biomedicine has ensured that HIV is no longer a fatal condition, but changes to human behaviour are still the most effective way to curb the epidemic, argues Professor John de Wit. CONFERENCE
A UNSW conference will critically analyse the rapid expansion of biomedical technologies and their strengths and limitations in the treatment of HIV and blood borne viruses.
For many people in Australia, the annual observance of World AIDS Day may be the only regular reminder of the HIV epidemic, writes Professor John Kaldor from UNSW's Kirby Institute.
Unprotected sex with casual partners - one of the key drivers of HIV transmission among gay men - has risen significantly for those aged under 25.
The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection in Australia continues to rise, having increased by 10 percent in 2012 to reach 1253, the largest number in 20 years. Trends in Behaviour
The Kirby Institute has received $4 million for a new research fellowship to help address increasing rates of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses.
Millions more people could get access to life-saving HIV drug therapy, following a landmark study led by researchers from the Kirby Institute at UNSW.
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.
Australia has recorded a 50 per cent spike in new HIV diagnoses in a decade and a re-invigoration of prevention approaches is needed to drive down new cases, annual data show.