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Over half of transgender and gender diverse Australians have been victims of sexual violence or coercion, according to a new Kirby Institute report. The 2018 Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey involved 1,613 people and is the largest study of its kind. The report was launched in Perth on Tuesday. The study found …

The first national survey of transgender and gender diverse sexual health has been launched to fill critical gaps in data and improve care for trans and gender diverse Australians. The Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey is the first of its kind and researchers say it will be a major step towards improving …

David Cooper

Immunologist Professor David Cooper¬†HIV Research Pioneer Hundreds have gathered to remember immunologist Professor David Cooper as a pioneer and “global hero” in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 in Sydney in March. Professor Cooper was appointed the inaugural …

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper

LGBTIQ health advocates are mourning the death of pioneering HIV researcher and Kirby Institute director Professor David Cooper. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 on Sunday after a short illness. He was appointed the inaugural director of the Kirby Institute – then …