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19 November 2015
Drugs needle
A recent report has revealed that almost half of people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom are unaware they have hepatitis C.Co-infection of hepatitis C and HIV can result in a higher chance of developing liver damage, compared to people living with hepatitis C alone. Liver disease is now a major cause of hospital admission and death amongst... more
Young people at school
09 November 2015
By Mariam Nassaka, a citizen journalist from the Key Correspondents networkNdaula Hamidu, 24, was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern young men as... more
Man texting
05 November 2015
Welcome to the refreshed and new-look Nearly a year in the making, AVERT’s award-winning information is now even more accessible and user-friendly – designed with those who use it most in mind.AVERT has a long history of providing HIV and... more
TB treatment in Haiti
30 October 2015
For the first time ever, more people have died from tuberculosis (TB) than from HIV, making TB the biggest infectious disease killer globally, says the World Health Organisation’s 2015 World Tuberculosis Report. In 2014, around 1.5 million people... more
ACT UP campaigning against ban on funds for NSPs
27 October 2015
Delegates at last week’s 24th International Harm Reduction Conference (IHRC) in Kuala Lumpur called for a leaked UN briefing paper on drug policy reform to be officially released. The document calls for the decriminalisation of drug use and... more
Scientist looks down a microscope
13 October 2015
As people living with HIV grow older, they have a greater chance of developing certain types of cancers compared to the general population.Antiretroviral treatment (ART) means that life expectancy for people living with HIV is increasing, with... more