Kirby Institute

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Overall prevalence of trachoma in Australia is declining as a result of strengthened control programs, according to a surveillance report released today by UNSW’s Kirby Institute.

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Earlier diagnosis of HIV and peer support for those newly diagnosed reduces the likelihood of onward transmission of the infection, according to a UNSW Kirby Institute report released today.

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The Kirby Institute at UNSW has welcomed a $1.4 million gift from the late Dr Lynn Joseph that will help transform the lives of Australians living with hepatitis C.

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New research has found teenagers are ignoring requests by their GP to get tested for chlamydia, highlighting the need for clinics to establish systems to improve screening rates. 

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Results from the largest study of legal and illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men in Australia suggest recreational drug use is common but dependency is low.

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A landmark clinical trial led by UNSW researchers aims to halve new HIV infections in NSW within two years and 'virtually eliminate' HIV transmission by 2020.

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Prison bans will not reduce smoking rates unless more support is given to prisoners to help them kick the habit once and for all, according to UNSW researchers.

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Scientists are now better able to predict how quickly the HIV virus will return after patients stop treatment following a discovery by researchers at UNSW and the University of Oxford.

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Researchers have successfully tested a new drug that activates hidden reservoirs of HIV cells in individuals on antiretroviral therapy, one of the first steps to eradicating the virus and eventually finding a cure.

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Gay and bisexual men test more often for HIV when rapid tests are offered as well as conventional tests, according to a study from the Kirby Institute at UNSW

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