Professor Jennifer Hoy has 30 years' experience in HIV clinical research and patient care, particularly on the effect of HIV and its treatment with antiretroviral therapy on different body systems which contribute to the increased likelihood of chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Prof Hoy gave a public lecture on the transformation in the lives of people with HIV, how her current research is changing the way doctors help people with HIV, and outlining the challenges ahead. The lecture was an independent affiliated event with the international AIDS 2014 conference hosted in Melbourne 20-24 July.
ABC Catalyst broadcast a special two part program called 'Gut Reaction', Thursday 14 and 21 August 2014. Part 2 broadcast this evening (21 Aug) features a young, fit, active and apparently healthy man, Gideon Cordover, who trials a prebiotic fibre-rich diet designed by dietitian and nutrition researcher Dr Jane Muir and prepared by Masters student Trish Veitch, from the Monash Department of Gastroenterology. Gideon has been eating an unhealthy diet predominantly of fast food. His metabolic markers changed substantially for the better on the 4 week diet. See some of the recipes featured in our youtube prebiotic recipe playlist.