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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.

21 April 2017

Positivity linked to better health outcomes in people living with HIV

First known intervention to increase positive attitudes in people newly diagnosed with HIV found to have profound health benefits.

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13 April 2017

Male involvement crucial for keeping women on Option B+ in Malawi

A lack of male involvement in their partner’s HIV treatment programme before and after pregnancy has been found to be one of the biggest challenges to retaining women in HIV care in Malawi.

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31 March 2017

Asia performs better than Africa in keeping people adhering to HIV treatment

Weaker health systems and psychosocial factors may explain the differences in adherence patterns between Asia and Africa, the world’s two most HIV-affected regions.

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29 March 2017

Online-to-Offline model highly effective in reaching at-risk groups with PrEP services in Thailand

Digital intervention shows success linking hidden, at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women with HIV testing and PrEP services – and has the potential to be replicated elsewhere with high internet penetration.  

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16 March 2017

Nanomedicine could reduce dose and cost of treatment for people living with HIV, early trials show

The first trials enhancing orally-taken antiretroviral treatment with Solid Drug Nanoparticle technology have produced “incredibly promising” results.

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14 March 2017

Kenyan experience highlights potential of Situation Room HIV mobile app

Just over a year since launch, a new mobile app is helping Kenya track progress, plan and allocate resources for the HIV response, providing useful learning for other countries.

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07 March 2017

Providing peer education to young mothers in Malawi - Emily's story

To mark International Women’s Day, we hear from Emily, a peer educator from Malawi who dedicates her life ensuring other women have access to the information and support they need to seek testing and live positively.

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07 March 2017

Am I Not the Healthy One?

To mark International Women’s Day, we hear from Justine, a young mother living with HIV in Cameroon who has taken her diagnosis in her stride.

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03 March 2017

Decentralised antiretroviral treatment delivery in an urban setting – a Kinshasa success

The first ever study evaluating the decentralising of HIV care through antiretroviral treatment (ART) distribution centres shows low rates of patient loss in the city.

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