Kirby Institute

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On World AIDS Day, UNSW’s Kirby Institute has been awarded a $12 million grant to conduct a clinical trial to improve treatment options for people with HIV who have failed first-line antiretroviral therapy.

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As it marks its 30th anniversary, the groundbreaking HIV research of UNSW’s Kirby Institute and its pioneering leader David Cooper has been acknowledged by the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet.

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New HIV notifications in the non-Indigenous population have stabilised while rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have doubled over the past five years, according to new research.  

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Australia is on track to cure more people of hepatitis C in 2016 alone than in the past 20 years, according to a new report from UNSW's Kirby Institute.

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New hepatitis C treatments are expensive but Greg Dore and Marianne Martinello argue that facilitating global access to safe, direct-acting antivirals will herald a revolution. 

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Professor Miles Davenport, Dr Deborah Cromer, Dr Mykola Pinkevych and, Dr David Khouryfrom the Kirby Institute at UNSW are part of a team in the running for the UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research.

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In fields ranging from infectious diseases and palaeontology, to solar and chemical engineering, ten UNSW researchers and a research institute are finalists in six prestigious Eureka Prizes.

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Australian researchers are leading the world in the battle to eliminate hepatitis C.

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Australian funding of new hepatitis C treatments has provided the therapeutic tools to eliminate the disease as a public health issue within a decade, writes Greg Dore. 

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Australia is on track to eliminate hepatitis C if record numbers of people living with the virus continue to seek and receive breakthrough antiviral treatment, according to a new analysis.

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