Australian funding of new hepatitis C treatments has provided the therapeutic tools to eliminate the disease as a public health issue within a decade, writes Greg Dore.
Australia is on track to eliminate hepatitis C if record numbers of people living with the virus continue to seek and receive breakthrough antiviral treatment, according to a new analysis.
While we may have tamed AIDS at home, millions more around the world remain at risk, writes David Cooper.
NSW is on track to virtually eliminate HIV transmission by 2020 as an expanded PrEP trial, led by the Kirby Institute at UNSW, enrols its one thousandth participant in record time.
Overall prevalence of trachoma in Australia is declining as a result of strengthened control programs, according to a surveillance report released today by UNSW’s Kirby Institute.
Earlier diagnosis of HIV and peer support for those newly diagnosed reduces the likelihood of onward transmission of the infection, according to a UNSW Kirby Institute report released today.
The Kirby Institute at UNSW has welcomed a $1.4 million gift from the late Dr Lynn Joseph that will help transform the lives of Australians living with hepatitis C.
New research has found teenagers are ignoring requests by their GP to get tested for chlamydia, highlighting the need for clinics to establish systems to improve screening rates.
Results from the largest study of legal and illicit drug use among gay and bisexual men in Australia suggest recreational drug use is common but dependency is low.
A landmark clinical trial led by UNSW researchers aims to halve new HIV infections in NSW within two years and 'virtually eliminate' HIV transmission by 2020.