Articles tagged with: UNSW Kirby Institute

Mar20

Aussie-led research develops a cheaper HIV drug for developing countries

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Aussie-led research develops a cheaper HIV drug for developing countries

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved a new combination of cheaper anti-retroviral drugs for use in its aid program in developing countries.

Sep29

Latest report on hepatitis shows there are still barriers to treatment

POSTED ON // Thursday, 29 September 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Latest report on hepatitis shows there are still barriers to treatment

Stigma from health workers against injecting drug users is still a barrier that prevents people living with hepatitis C in Australia from accessing and continuing life-saving treatment.

Aug10

Injecting drug use no barrier to Hep C treatments, new study finds

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 10 August 2016 Written by // Ron Hughes

Injecting drug use no barrier to Hep C treatments, new study finds

People who inject drugs on opioid substitution therapy should not be denied new, highly curative hepatitis C treatments, a new study has found.

May22

New president for AFAO

POSTED ON // Friday, 22 May 2015 Written by // Ron Hughes

New president for AFAO

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed Dr Bridget Haire to the role of President.

Apr02

Apps have men falling hook, line and sinker

POSTED ON // Thursday, 02 April 2015 Written by // James Findlay

Apps have men falling hook, line and sinker

Despite having a reputation for being full of men wanting ‘Mr Right-Now’ instead of ‘Mr Right’, Australian research has found more gay and bisexual men are finding their long-term partners via apps traditionally known for just ‘hooking up’.

Sep18

STIs and Hep C levels at all-time high in Australia

POSTED ON // Thursday, 18 September 2014 Written by // James Findlay

STIs and Hep C levels at all-time high in Australia

The results of the Kirby Institute’s Annual Surveillance Report, have revealed syphilis levels around Australia are at an all time high. The report suggests a number of STIs are continuing to increase, with syphilis and gonorrhoea leading the charge.

Jul24

Recently diagnosed gay men talk about their HIV treatment decisions

POSTED ON // Thursday, 24 July 2014

Recently diagnosed gay men talk about their HIV treatment decisions

With thousands of the world's HIV researchers meeting in Melbourne this week for the International AIDS Conference there will be much discussion about HIV treatments.

Jul18

AIDS community in mourning as leading researcher dies in MH17 crash

POSTED ON // Friday, 18 July 2014 Written by // Andrew Shaw

AIDS community in mourning as leading researcher dies in MH17 crash

Members of the international HIV research community are reeling from the news that many of their own, including world-renowned AIDS researcher Joep Lange, perished when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine.