Professor David Cooper

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Hundreds of people gathered at Sydney's Town Hall today to remember UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper AC, immunologist and pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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UNSW Sydney has paid tribute to highly respected Scientia Professor David Cooper, AO after his death at the age of 68.

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The Kirby Institute's new research collaboration with Myanmar's University of Medicine 2 will build research capacity in infectious diseases in the country, which faces considerable health challenges.

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The number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia remains the highest seen for 20 years, according to the Annual HIV Surveillance report released today at UNSW’s Kirby Institute Annual Symposium.

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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.

The National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the launch today of its new name and identity - the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society - while welcoming a $10 million donation from US-based charity The Atlantic Ph

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The global fight against HIV has received a substantial fillip with a $20 million pledge by the NSW Government to establish a National Institute for Virology, incorporating UNSW's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.