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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.

14 September 2016

Europe grants marketing approval of Truvada for use as PrEP

The European Commission has given pharmaceutical company, Gilead, the green light to market Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across the region.

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13 September 2016

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Women in Uganda are given sexual health and condom education
PrEP gives women a way to protect themselves that doesn’t rely on their partners

Kenya to scale-up access to PrEP for adolescent girls and young women

The Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations in Kenya.

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07 September 2016

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A mother playing with her young child
Mother of two and beneficiary of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Link Up project in Burundi

Income generation project boosts condom use among Burundian sex workers

Sex workers in Burundi have more negotiating power to demand safer sex, thanks to efforts to help them find new ways of earning an income.

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02 September 2016

Vaginal ring for HIV prevention effective and acceptable

An updated adherence analysis from the ASPIRE study indicates that consistent users of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine experienced 65% fewer infections, the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa heard last month.

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17 August 2016

World’s largest drug consumption facility opens in Denmark

The world’s largest drug consumption facility has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, giving people who use drugs a safe place to use illicit substances in a way that will limit harm to themselves, and to those around them.

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16 August 2016

WHO to convene expert review on hormonal contraceptives

Heightened concerns regarding the link between the hormonal contraceptive, Depo-Provera, and the risk of HIV acquisition in women after new systematic review released.

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11 August 2016

International Youth Day: a message from Lesotho

Meaningful inclusion of young people is key to effective HIV programming, says Lehlohonolo Mohasoa. And young people are our greatest hope in ending AIDS.

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05 August 2016

Reflecting on AIDS 2016 – the return to Durban

AVERT Chief Executive, Sarah Hand, reflects on the biannual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, and where we should focus our efforts for an effective HIV response going forward.

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02 August 2016

NHS can provide PrEP – but only if it chooses to

The UK High Court has today ruled that the National Health Service (NHS) England can legally provide the game-changing HIV prevention drug, Truvada, as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV negative people most at risk of HIV – but only if it chooses to.

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