The ease of creating a smallpox-like virus, and the growing number of vulnerable people with weakened immune systems, present challenges for emergency response planners, researchers have warned.
A recommendation that the HIV prevention drug PrEP be approved for public subsidy has been hailed as an essential step in Australia's response to HIV.
Research to improve the lives of drug users and investigate high rates of falls in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest UNSW winners in the final round of 2017 NHMRC funding.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has visited UNSW Sydney to announce more support for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers.
Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years.
The criminalisation of sex work has negative impacts on the health, safety and wellbeing of sex workers, write Linda Selvey, Basil Donovan, Jonathan Hallett, Kahlia McAusland and Roanna Lobo.
In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners, Dr Denton Callander writes.
The Kirby Institute has been a key player in NSW’s partnership response to HIV, which has reached a historic milestone.
Research from The Kirby Institute released for World Hepatitis Day shows Australia could be one of the first countries in the world to eliminate hepatitis C.
Research from The Kirby Institute adds to the evidence that effectively treating HIV blocks transmission in couples of differing HIV status.