More than 95 per cent of HIV infections occur in developing countries.
Curable infectious diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhoea are often left untreated and contribute to a major disease burden, particularly among women and children. In these countries, infections like scabies and trachoma—which can be cured by a single dose of antibiotic—impact the health of entire communities. And while the availability of a vaccine has decreased the burden of hepatitis B in Australia, the cost of treatment remains prohibitive in the world’s poorest countries.
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Our research with people living in low and middle income countries includes clinical trials, public health interventions, laboratory collaborations, large-scale cohort studies, behavioural research and capacity building.
Our programs that work in this area
- Biostatistics and Databases
- HIV Epidemiology and Prevention
- Immunovirology and Pathogenesis
- Infection Analytics
- Public Health Interventions
- Sexual Health
- Therapeutic and Vaccine Research
- Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research
- Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention
- Viral Immunology Systems