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UNSW Medicine News

Stigmas shrouded in silence

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:13
OPINION: The official figures on suicide from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that our oldest citizens, those aged 80 and above, are the most likely to die by suicide in our communit
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It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:20
OPINION: When AIDS first emerged in the early 1980s, HIV infection was a death sentence. But a global effort has ensured this is no longer the case for a growing number of people.
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Painful truth about managing back pain

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:45
OPINION: This month the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a paper reporting that epidural glucocorticoid (or ''steroid'') injections are no more effective than a sham,
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‘The law can be an awful nuisance in the area of HIV/AIDS’: Michael Kirby

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:29
Michael Kirby is patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW and is a former justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009 and a former member of the Global Commission on HIV and the
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Five myths about HIV in Australia

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:57
OPINION: Australia had a quick and effective response to HIV at the start of the epidemic.
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HIV: the big picture after the death of Joep Lange

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:46
OPINION: Joep Lange was a visionary leader and my friend.
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Ruthless honesty essential to fight AIDS

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:05
OPINION: The tragedy of Flight MH17 had an additional pall, the immeasurable loss of leaders in the cause of ridding the world of HIV and AIDS.
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Jubilant if not victorious

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:15
UNSW’s Football United team has returned from the World Cup in Rio, jubilant if not victorious.
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Two Sydney men clear HIV after bone marrow transplants

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:38
Two men who were HIV-positive appear to have cleared the virus, registering undetectable levels after bone marrow transplants in Sydney.
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Know the epidemic: responding to HIV in three key communities

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:37
OPINION: The number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia remains the highest in 20 years, according to data 
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The global HIV epidemic: how to do more with less

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:13
OPINION: In announcing Australia’s new “aid paradigm”, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has challenged us to help our neighbours by doing more and more effectively, at a lower
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Prejudicial views “enormous barriers" to HIV prevention

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:14
HIV/AIDS is “not yesterday’s issue; it is not a problem that has gone away”, HIV campaigner Lord Norman Fowler has told a UNSW audience, arguing that the epidemic needs to be raised higher on the g
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Honorary doctorate for Nobel Laureate

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:49
French Nobel Laureate Francoise Barré-Sinoussi has been awarded an honorary doctorate by UNSW in recognition of her contribution to HIV/AIDS research.
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Global HIV/AIDS plague feeds on discrimination

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:19
OPINION: Next week, thousands of people from all over the world will convene in Melbourne to evaluate the global response to HIV/AIDS, and to focus on discrimination.
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HIV diagnosed late in Australia but treatment rates are high

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:38
The number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia remains the highest seen for the last 20 years, according to the Annual HIV Surveillance report released today at UNSW’s Kirby Institute Annual
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Harnessing natural immunity a key to HIV vaccine and cure

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 14:07
Those rare people who never fall ill with AIDS despite being infected with HIV could be one key to developing an HIV/AIDS vaccine or even a cure, according to French Nobel prize-winning virologist
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Explainer: One day science may cure sickle cell anaemia

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:02
OPINION: Genetic mutations that affect our blood cells' haemoglobin are the most common of all mutations. 
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Ideal state for cannabis crop

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:21
OPINION: In the 1960s, Daniel Grinspoon, the teenage son of a Harvard university psychiatry professor, developed acute leukaemia.
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Train your brain for zombie survival

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:13
Train your brains for the impending zombie* apocalypse these school holidays with workshops at UNSW’s Museum of Human Disease.
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Nobel laureates, luminaries to launch new home of HIV research

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:04
Some of the world’s leading researchers in HIV will converge on UNSW for the launch of the Kirby Institute’s new facilities and a major symposium on the global challenges in infectious disease.
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