Our research populations

Health is a fundamental human right. But it’s still not equally accessible to all.

Infectious diseases continue to disproportionately impact the world's most marginalised and vulnerable communities. At the Kirby Institute, we work closely with affected populations to better understand their experiences and unmet needs.

Explore our priority populations for research and partnership below:

The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is a major issue in Australia. In the area of infectious diseases, these populations...
Since our first research collaboration in the mid-1980s, the Kirby Institute has maintained strong and productive partnerships with Australia’s...
More than 95 per cent of HIV infections occur in developing countries. Curable infectious diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhoea are often left...
There are more than 36 million people living with HIV around the world. In countries like Australia, most people living with HIV are on treatment to...
People who inject drugs are a priority population for the prevention of HIV and hepatitis B and C. It is estimated that more than 12 million people...
Each year, more than 50,000 people cycle through the Australian prison system. Prisoners endure some of the worst health conditions in society....
People who sell and exchange sex are a priority population for HIV and other STI prevention. In Australia, even though sex workers experience...
In low and middle income countries, women and girls are confronted with significant barriers to having their basic health needs met. In these...
People under 25 years of age are at risk of sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses because of their sexual and drug use behaviours....

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