UNSW Medicine & Health

closeup of a young man with a red awareness ribbon for the fight against AIDS in his hand

Forty years after the first case of AIDS was described in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Australia is at an all-time low.

know your HIV status sign

An analysis published in the lead up to World AIDS Day reveals that HIV is ‘virally suppressed’ in only 59 per cent of children and adolescents on treatment.

A surfer waits for a wave at sunset or sunrise

UNSW scientists will be assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers in distress as well as their broader contribution to society in a world-first, global survey.

hands breaking apart a cigarette

This is the first study to compare the cardiovascular safety of two popular quit smoking medicines.

Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh

UNSW Sydney researchers have been awarded a $1.3m grant to establish support programs for local psychologists in Syria, Turkey and Bangladesh.

hand with contact lens

Orthokeratology involves wearing a specially designed rigid contact lens overnight. There’s good evidence it can help slow the progression of myopia. But like all treatments, there are risks, too.

Christmas stress

Christmas can be stressful for a variety of reasons. Reduce your stress by applying these helpful techniques.  

two masked people walk in a night market

For starters, we need to start thinking of fully vaccinated as three doses, not two. But vaccines alone won’t be enough.

Group of women at an anti-vaccination protest, one holding a sign that says "No matter what the situation, remind yourself 'I have a choice'."

Emotive claims, like COVID vaccination being unethical or coercive, are more likely to be shared on social media. But we can fight back.

COVID-19 vaccine in doctor’s hand close-up, woman in mask holds bottle with vaccine

This is the first and largest study to predict protection against variants using neutralising antibodies.

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