The Kirby Institute

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UNSW scientist Justin Gooding and a separate team from the Kirby Institute have been honoured with prestigious Eureka Prizes for efforts to support the next generation of researchers and combat the scourge of scabies.

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The Kirby Institute at UNSW has welcomed the Therapeutic Goods Administration's approval of antiretroviral drug Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia.

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HIV cells in the body of a person receiving antiretroviral treatment become activated 24 times less frequently than previously thought, new research from UNSW's Kirby Institute shows. 

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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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Work by PhD graduate Dr Simon Graham to encourage Indigenous boys to be tested for sexually transmissable diseases is having a positive impact in Aboriginal communities aross NSW.

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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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French Nobel Laureate Francoise Barré-Sinoussi has been awarded a UNSW honorary doctorate of medicine in recognition of her contribution to HIV/AIDS research.

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Those rare people who never fall ill with AIDS despite being infected with HIV could be a key to developing a vaccine or even a cure, Nobel prize-winning virologist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi will tell a UNSW 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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The conversation that surrounds “tranny” is a fascinating example of how language is negotiated, writes Denton Callander.

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