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Getting to zero: How AVERT’s partners are marking World AIDS Day 2013

Beaded AIDS awareness ribbons made by Sisonke Gogos.

29 November, 2013

An overview of what AVERT's partner organisations in Malawi and South Africa are planning for World AIDS Day (1st December 2013).


UK: One in five PLHIV unaware of their status

An ethical t-shirt designer draws attention to the need for more people to get tested for HIV

22 November, 2013

One in five people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the United Kingdom (UK) are unaware of their HIV status, according to the new HIV in the UK 2013 Report.


New US guidelines highlight importance of primary care for PLHIV

Doctor speaks with a patient

20 November, 2013

Guidelines on how to care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) will be changed in the United States to reflect the fact that for many, HIV is now a manageable chronic illness. The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are advising physicians to concentrate on preventative health, particular for screening of common problems such as high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis.


UK: HIV testing in high prevalence areas falls short

Finger-prick test for HIV

13 November, 2013

Routine HIV testing in high prevalence areas falls short in the UK. This is concerning news as late diagnosis of HIV is becoming a significant issue in the country.


HIV 'invisibility cloak' discovered

HIV infected T-cells

8 November, 2013

Researchers have discovered how HIV can hide inside cells and remain unnoticed by the immune system, according to new research published in Nature this week. The HIV ‘invisibility cloak’ consists of two molecules that shield the virus, allowing it to replicate without prompting an immune response. Whilst it is still in the very early stages, the authors state that the new findings could lead to the development of new treatments for HIV, as well as helping to improve existing ones.