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    Dorotea was diagnosed
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    Michael has severe
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About AIFA

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The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is a charity founded by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

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AIFA aims to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases by funding medical research and raising public awareness. 

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AIFA Latest News

  • AusPollen PreSeason Questionnaire
    AusPollen PreSeason Questionnaire
    2 October 2018 Local AusPollen Apps provide daily levels of pollen in the air, which can help if you have hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or if your asthma is made worse by allergens in the air. The Apps are available at www.pollenforecast.com.au To help the AusPollen team evaluate usefulness of the Apps and how they can improve this service, please complete a short questionnaire before and after th...
  • Allergic asthma project receives 2018 AIFA research grant
    Allergic asthma project receives 2018 AIFA research grant
    7 September 2018 Asthma is a chronic lung disease affecting millions of Australians. There is no cure for asthma and current treatment options for asthma are merely supportive. Asthma affects people of all ages, but most often starts during childhood. Sensitisation to allergens is one of the major risk factors for asthma onset. The AIFA Board is pleased to announce that a project entitled “P2RY13...
  • 2018 AIFA grant announcement coming soon
    2018 AIFA grant announcement coming soon
    28 August 2018 This year’s AIFA grant recipient will be announced at the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Annual Conference on Friday 7 September 2018. This year AIFA grants have drawn interest and collaborations from researchers all over Australia. A record 21 EOIs were received. These EOIs covered topics as varied as diagnosing allergy, predicting allergic diseases...

Featured Stories


Dorotea and FPIES

Dorotea was diagnosed with Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) at 4 months of age. Dorotea's first admission to hospital was after a severe reaction to soy formula. As is often the case, it was misdiagnosed as a viral gastroenteritis.

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Lauren with her brother

Lauren and food allergy

Lauren is a healthy 7 years old who loves her brother Ben. At the age of 3 Lauren started feeling unwell and vomited after eating walnut bread. For her mum Terri, a nut allergy didn't even cross her mind. Only 6 months later, after eating cake with walnuts, Lauren again reacted.

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Michael and his son

Michael and allergy

With severe allergies to peanut, pecan, cashew, walnut, pine nut, pistachio and sesame, Michael, now in his 30's has been dealing with food allergies and anaphylaxis his whole life. But, Christmas brings additional challenges for people with severe food allergies. 

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