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Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Australia’s first sexual health survey focused on the transgender and gender diverse community has been revealed by The Kirby Institute. The Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey will be led by transgender and gender diverse professionals and community advocates, to better advise on sexual health policy, relationship support, sex education and more. Participants […]

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Annual Kirby Institute report shows new HIV diagnoses at seven year low

Annual Kirby Institute report shows new HIV diagnoses at seven year low

New diagnoses of HIV have been recorded at their lowest level in seven years according to the annual surveillance report from the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The report was released over the weekend at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney, revealing that there were 963 new HIV diagnoses […]

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Professor David Cooper remembered for leadership in HIV/AIDS response

UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper AC, a global leader in the response to HIV/AIDS, was remembered earlier today at a public memorial at Sydney Town Hall. More than 1000 people gathered to pay tribute to Professor Cooper, immunologist and director of the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney for 32 years, who had dedicated his life […]

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Top Australian HIV researcher David Cooper passes away

Top Australian HIV researcher David Cooper passes away

One of Australia’s leading HIV researchers, Scientia Professor David Cooper, has passed away over the weekend. The Kirby Institute released a statement yesterday, paying respects to Professor Cooper and his body of work. “David’s special gift was having both a huge intellect and a huge heart. It was his intellect that made him a leader […]

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Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus

Study: HIV positive men with undetectable viral load won’t transmit virus

  A major Australian based study into HIV has revealed that HIV positive men with an undetectable viral load will not transmit the virus to their partners. The results of the study have major implications for couples where one partner is HIV positive and the other is not, and in breaking down the high level […]

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Study to Explore HIV Home Testing

Study to Explore HIV Home Testing

Researchers at the University of New South Wales and the Kirby Institute are running a new study looking at home testing for HIV. The study, titled Forth, is being run in conjunction with HIV organisations and sexual health centres in Sydney and Melbourne. Melbourne Sexual Health Centre Director Christopher Fairley said that the study aims […]

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