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Sri Lanka: Number of young people living with HIV increasing

13 January, 2014

Sharp increase in the number of young people living with HIV in Sri Lanka between 2009 and 2013 makes this group a key affected population.

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Malawi: Social contacts critical for identifying new HIV diagnoses

6 January, 2014

People recently diagnosed with HIV were three times more likely to refer someone who will test positive for HIV, compared to the general population in Malawi.

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Uganda: Anti-homosexuality bill to further restrict rights of LGBT community

20 December, 2013

The Ugandan Parliament has today passed the long-debated ‘anti-homosexuality’ bill, which will criminalise same-sex relations with a punishment of up to life imprisonment.

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UNAIDS call for repeal of laws criminalising same sex relations

13 December, 2013

UNAIDS call on countries around the world to repeal laws criminalising ‘adult consensual same sex sexual contact’. This comes at a crucial time as the Supreme Court of India reinstates a law criminalising consensual sex between adults of the same gender.

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A tribute to the life of Mandela from South Africa

10 December, 2013

Today, the memorial service of Nelson Mandela is being held at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela’s closest confidants, global leaders and other well-known figures are in attendance, alongside an expected 80,000 members of the public, coming to pay their respects and, above all, celebrate an extraordinary life.

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US increases commitment to Global Fund

6 December, 2013

The United States has increased their commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) to a potential US$5 billion.

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

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).

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UK: One in five PLHIV unaware of their status

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.

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