Kirby Institute

Same-sex marriage

The history of marriage and same-sex relationships spans millennia, but the political manifestation of same sex marriage is a strictly modern concept, writes Denton Callander.

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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.

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The first ever international review of scabies and impetigo has indentified global hotspots and revealed children are disproportionately affected by the debilitating infectious conditions.

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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.

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An international study led by UNSW’s Kirby Institute has shown immediate treatment for people who are HIV positive can halve their risk of HIV-related serious disease or death.

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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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Australia is experiencing a surge in gonorrhoea and syphilis infections and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according to an annual surveillance report from UNSW's Kirby Institute. 

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In this video inteview with The Conversation, Michael Kirby, Visiting Professorial Fellow and patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW, talks about how the law impacts HIV.

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Joep Lange was a visionary leader and my friend. His legacy on HIV research will live on, but there remain huge hurdles. If Lange had any solutions they died with him over a field in eastern Ukraine, writes David Cooper.

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