The latest instalment of Australia’s annual report card on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections has been released this morning. Here’s what UNSW experts who work in these areas make of the results.
Despite high-profile health campaigns and a concerted effort to make antiretroviral therapy more accessible, the number of new HIV cases in Australia has remained stable over the last three years, writes Bridget Haire.
The Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia will collaborate with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research and other national and international institutes to conduct a world-first study in maternal and newborn health in PNG.
Up to two million hepatitis C infections could be averted worldwide in the next ten years if opioid substitution therapy was more readily available to injecting drug users, a study from UNSW’s Kirby Institute has found.
The spread of HIV from injecting drug use in Australia has been contained, largely through the success of needle and syringe programs, according to a 20-year report released by the Kirby Institute at UNSW.