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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.

09 November 2018

Vaginal gel for HIV prevention so far ineffective in the real-world

Young women in Africa are in desperate need of an HIV prevention method that is acceptable to them – but science has so far failed to provide.

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07 November 2018

Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 

People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

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02 November 2018

Malaysia eliminates HIV transmission from mother-to-child

Malaysia celebrates milestone victory for preventable diseases in babies.

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01 November 2018

Recent incarceration drives HIV and hepatitis C epidemics in people who inject drugs

Recent incarceration is a driver of HIV and hepatitis C infections in people who inject drugs, according to a landmark global review.

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24 October 2018

Talking HIV: stigma and how it has changed in recent years

In this episode of Talking HIV, Rob and Tony from the UK, share their experiences of HIV stigma and some of the reactions they get when they share their HIV status.

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22 October 2018

Young women, their male partners and HIV – how relationships vary across settings

New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.

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16 October 2018

Talking HIV: the fear of going to the clinic

For lots of people, the ‘fear of the unknown’ stops them from accessing sexual health testing and support. In this episode, Jim and Andy remember how they used to feel going into clinics and where they went for support. 

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12 October 2018

Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

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10 October 2018

New screening tool offers cost-effective way to diagnose more HIV-positive adolescents

A simple questionnaire has been developed and validated in Harare, Zimbabwe, to pre-screen adolescents for HIV testing.

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08 October 2018

Talking HIV: Telling people about your HIV status

Sharing your #HIV status can be daunting at any age, but for young people it can be even more challenging. In this episode, Gracious and Theresa share their experiences telling loved ones about their HIV status. 

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