Kirby Institute

coronavirus quarantine

Australia has not contained the coronavirus epidemic as well as it could have, given the tools at its disposal.

coronavirus testing

The federal government has expanded the testing criteria beyond just returned travellers and those in contact with an infected person. But the new guidelines don't go far enough.

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Getting vaccinated against the flu, washing your hands and social distancing are three ways you can help reduce the impact of both the flu and coronavirus.

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Amyl nitrite, known as poppers, can now legally be sold in pharmacies. But don't expect to see it stocked any time soon. No product has yet passed Australia's manufacturing and testing process.

2019 Tall Poppy awards

Leading UNSW academics have won 2019 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for their work in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Vaccine injection

Four in five parents support the Australian Government’s controversial ‘No Jab, No Pay’ vaccination policy, but the policy may be disproportionately impacting low-income families.

HIV diagnoses in Australia drop

 Australia leads the world in HIV prevention, recording the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001 

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UNSW research into mental health, infectious disease, birth defects and respiratory health has been recognised at the 2018 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards.

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One of the Kirby Institute's long-time champions has been appointed as its new Director and "could not be prouder" to carry on the Institute's life-saving research. 

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A global-first, UNSW-led trial of an HIV prevention medication has resulted in an almost one-third decline in infections in the large-scale target group.

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