Kirby Institute

Robert Robert Monaghan, Carla Treloar and Gail Matthews

Three major projects, focusing on reducing stigma, community-led models and assessment of people living with chronic hepatitis B, have received funding.

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The Kirby Institute is calling for people at risk of monkeypox to enrol in the TraX study to help shape the public health response.

Omicron-adapted COVID-19 boosters will likely be available in several countries before the end of the year

Several countries are preparing to distribute Omicron-adapted COVID-19 boosters. What does this mean for Australia?

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Researchers will investigate treatment measures for COVID-19 infection and the aerosol transmission of SARS-COV-2.

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The sustained downward trend is likely due to high uptake of prevention measures, testing and high levels of treatment.

A man about to get a vaccine from a medical worker

The third-generation vaccine has fewer potential side effects than second-generation vaccines and can be safely given to people with weakened immune systems.

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Serosurveys provide a more complete picture of how much COVID is out there than testing alone, because they measure antibodies to the virus.

Blood donations stored in bags

Research estimates that in Australia a blood donation from a person who could potentially transmit Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease would occur once every 65 years.

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New research estimates proportion of the adult population in Australia with evidence of past infection following the Omicron wave.

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Australian Human Rights Institute’s Allison Carter and UNSW Law & Justice’s Luke McNamara explain what the reforms mean for preventative responses to sexual violence and their impact from a criminal justice perspective.

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