Two men treated at St Vincent’s Hospital in partnership with UNSW's Kirby Institute have undetectable levels of HIV more than three years after their bone marrow transplants, the first successful cases of the HIV virus being cleared in Australia.
Australia has long been seen as a world leader in HIV prevention, treatment and care, yet our academic sector has been underutilised when it comes to the delivery of international health aid, write David Cooper and John Kaldor.
Unlike plagues of the past, which have often been equalisers, indiscriminately killing nobility and working class, young and old, this modern plague kills very differently, write Michael Kirby and Mark Dybul.
Global health funding for HIV prevention and treatment programs have resulted in tremendous health and economic savings however developing countries still need assistance, write David Wilson and Braedon Donald.
UNSW's Kirby Institute welcomes early results from the PARTNER study, which has found that HIV positive gay men who are on anti-retoviral treatment and have an undetectable viral load are not transmitting HIV to their partners.