Groundbreaking HIV Research

More than 37 million people are living with HIV and tragically, it claims the lives of two million people each year.

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You can make a difference in supporting our vital work in HIV research and prevention by making a donation or becoming a Burnet Health Champion!

More than 37 million people are living with HIV and tragically, it claims the lives of two million people each year.

Help support us in our quest to find a cure and to help prevent HIV transmission through education, training and public health programs in resource-challenged countries.

HIV is a major focus at Burnet, with more than half our work addressing laboratory-based research into finding a cure for the disease while our public health programs are focused on education and prevention in Australia and overseas.

Among our leading projects are:

Licensed as the VISITECT® CD4 test, it could markedly improve the health of HIV-infected individuals in resource-constrained settings, including pregnant women and their infants.

Understanding the causes of antiretroviral drug toxicity and finding better ways to predict drug side effects are critical to improving health outcomes for people living with HIV.

Improving the health of people who inject drugs through research that generates new evidence and informs public health policy and practice.

eTEST is an intervention and surveillance system that aims to increase STI/HIV testing among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Aimed at medical personnel with different levels of HIV experience in both urban and rural locations within resource-constrained countries.

Carries out surveillance for HIV and AIDS in Victoria.

To understand how lactic acid inactivates HIV and other viral STIs.

Understanding how HIV affects nutrient uptake by immune cells such as CD4 T cells. An understanding of this process could encourage design of nutritional therapy to treat HIV infection and to boost the body’s immune defence against HIV infection.

Make a donation today and join the thousands of Australians who show their unwavering determination to change our world.

Burnet’s vital work can only continue with support from our committed donors.

Your donation will help us take that big step towards a life-saving cure.

"I know the work at Burnet contributes to understanding HIV and ultimately, will help solve the problem,"

Professor Paul Gorry, Head of the Gorry Laboratory


Donate Now

Support our groundbreaking HIV research