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The latest international news, analysis and features on the HIV epidemic from AVERT. Share your views and expertise with your peers in the comments box below the articles.

07 December 2016

People who inject drugs in the USA – a slow decline in new HIV infections amid worrying emerging trends

Injecting drug use accounted for 9% of all new HIV infections in the USA in 2014 – but new demographic trends among people who inject drugs present new challenges for the HIV response. 

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06 December 2016

India reaches 1 million people on treatment

The world’s second largest antiretroviral treatment programme is now reaching just under half of all those living with HIV in India, but challenges remain to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets.

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05 December 2016

13% of people living with HIV in the UK remain undiagnosed despite high standards of care

The UK has exceeded UNAIDS Fast-Track targets of getting people on treatment and virally suppressed, but falls behind on reaching those who are undiagnosed.

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02 December 2016

Europe’s eastern region sees 108% increase in HIV infections in just 10 years

A new report by the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) shows that prevention efforts are failing, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, as the number of people living with HIV in Europe reaches over 2 million for the first time.

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01 December 2016

Ten pivotal moments in the HIV epidemic

This World AIDS Day we've chosen ten pivotal events from the history of the HIV epidemic you should know about.

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30 November 2016

Holding our hands up for prevention

As we mark the 29th World AIDS Day, Sarah Hand says that with enough commitment, political will and funding we have the tools to achieve UNAIDS’ ambitious fast track targets – but only if we recognise the need for a new approach to HIV prevention.

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29 November 2016

Early-stage HIV vaccine trial starts in South Africa

New HIV vaccine trial builds on success of 2009 Thai trial that showed 31.2% effectiveness in preventing HIV.

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29 November 2016

Seven things we can do to reduce the health impacts of drug use

According to a recent report, 12 million people inject drugs globally, but they are often simply judged, looked down on, condemned or ignored. This has serious health and social consequences for them, their families and their communities – not least in terms of their risk of acquiring or passing on HIV and hepatitis C.

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25 November 2016

Treatment access masks wider barriers to 2020 targets

Treatment access gains are to be applauded – but we will get nowhere if we don’t prevent more new infections and reach out to key affected populations.

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24 November 2016

Capsule which delivers medicine for weeks after swallowing could revolutionise HIV treatment

A new pill technology has the potential to simplify HIV treatment and curb the rise of drug-resistant HIV.

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