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Far too much of our energy comes from nutritionally worthless junk foods and drinks pushed by the food industry, write Rosemary Stanton and Christina Pollard.

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Are we inadvertently responsible for the high number of Australians dying through suicide in old age, asks Roderick McKay.

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Annual HIV funding from developed to developing countries is about $US18 billion, however this is still about $US5 billion a year short of what’s required to sustain the gains of the last decade, writes William Bowtell.

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Back pain has never been a health or research priority, despite the fact that 25 per cent of Australians suffer from it, write Chris Maher, Ian Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder.

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In this video inteview with The Conversation, Michael Kirby, Visiting Professorial Fellow and patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW, talks about how the law impacts HIV.

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Despite significant achievements on the prevention front, a number of myths about HIV persist in the Australian community, writes Bridget Haire.

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Joep Lange was a visionary leader and my friend. His legacy on HIV research will live on, but there remain huge hurdles. If Lange had any solutions they died with him over a field in eastern Ukraine, writes David Cooper.

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Stigma and discrimination remain the most substantial barriers to conquering HIV, write Brendan Crabb and Michael Kirby.

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UNSW’s Football United has returned from the World Cup in Rio, jubilant if not victorious after running second in their group – locked out of the quarter finals by a team from France.

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Two men treated at St Vincent’s Hospital in partnership with UNSW's Kirby Institute have undetectable levels of HIV more than three years after their bone marrow transplants, the first successful cases of the HIV virus being cleared in Australia.

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