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26 May 2016
Meningitis Bacteria Infection
In-depthCryptococcal meningitis (crypto) may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about HIV – but this common opportunistic infection and AIDS-defining illness is one of the leading killers of people living with HIV globally.With a million cases of crypto each year and 625,000 deaths, this deadly fungal infection is particularly... more
25 May 2016
By Roger Pebody, Editor at AidsmapA qualitative study of women in Malawi who chose not to take HIV treatment as part of the country’s Option B+ programme, or who interrupted their treatment, has found that needing more time to think,... more
UN building in New York
20 May 2016
More than 20 organisations representing the voices of people who use drugs and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities have been banned by their countries from attending next month’s United Nations General Assembly High-Level... more
Badr Baabou - Tunisian activist
17 May 2016
Q&A with Badr Baabou To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) AVERT spoke to Badr Baabou, an LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) activist in Tunisia, about the challenges facing... more
Man waiting to test for HIV
17 May 2016
By Tinashe RufurwadzoMandla, 26, is a bright young man who knows his right to access HIV services. “Many people in my community had a lot of sayings concerning my sexual orientation: some say I am possessed and some say I need deliverance but the... more
South African Flag
16 May 2016
The South African government has committed to offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV in the country by September 2016. The announcement will bring South Africa, which already has the world’s largest HIV treatment programme, up-to-date... more