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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.

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UNSW has won four of 20 prestigious awards given to the country’s top health and medical researchers. The haul includes a particularly strong performance by female researchers.

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UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper has been recognised as a medical luminary by the Medical Journal of Australia.

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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.

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For many people in Australia, the annual observance of World AIDS Day may be the only regular reminder of the HIV epidemic, writes Professor John Kaldor from UNSW's Kirby Institute. 

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The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection in Australia continues to rise, having increased by 10 percent in 2012 to reach 1253, the largest number in 20 years. Trends in Behaviour

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Billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said polio could be eradicated in the next five years, during a special ABC TV Q&A program on global health hosted by UNSW.

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Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute has been involved in every major breakthrough in world-wide HIV treatment and management.

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Results of a vaccination program in newborns in the Northern Territory suggest chronic hepatitis B infection could be on the way out in Australia, a Kirby Institute study has found.

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Australia has recorded a 50 per cent spike in new HIV diagnoses in a decade and a re-invigoration of prevention approaches is needed to drive down new cases, annual data show.

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