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New partnership aims to eliminate hepatitis C in a decade

Added 27 May 2016 -
The quest to eliminate the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Australia within a decade will be boosted with a new, exciting collaborative partnership between Burnet Institute and The Kirby Institute at UNSW...
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EPIC trial enrols 1000th participant as access to PrEP for HIV prevention expands

Added 20 May 2016 -
(SYDNEY, 20 May 2016) NSW is on track to virtually eliminate HIV transmission by 2020 as an expanded trial, led by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia, enrols its one thousandth participant in record time....

HIV researchers welcome TGA approval of Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis HIV prevention

Added 6 May 2016 -
The Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia welcomes the announcement that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of Truvada, an antiretroviral therapy currently used to treat HIV, to be...
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Australia on track to eliminate blinding trachoma, but children in hotspots remain at risk

Added 27 Apr 2016 -
Overall prevalence of trachoma in Australia is declining as a result of strengthened control programs, according to early release findings from the 2015 Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report issued today by...
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Peer-support critical to reducing HIV transmission after diagnosis: Final Seroconversion Study Report

Added 18 Apr 2016 -
Earlier diagnosis of HIV and peer-support for those newly diagnosed reduces the likelihood of onward transmission of the infection, according to a new report released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW and...
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