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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.

18 October 2017

Talking HIV: Motherhood and HIV in Malawi

What's it like to be pregnant and living with HIV? In this installment of the series, Chifundo and Tiyamike talk about how they look after their health whilst pregnant and how the virus has affected their relationships.

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16 October 2017

Backlash from civil society as PEPFAR announces three-year strategy

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is to accelerate efforts in just 13 countries under its news strategy. But critics say this narrowed focus could lead to a resurgence of the HIV epidemic.

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11 October 2017

Talking HIV: Making the drugs work for you

In the latest episode of the series, sex workers Chrissy and Fatima talk about their experiences living with HIV, sharing tips on how to deal with the side effects of taking ARV drugs.

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10 October 2017

Depression: a ‘serious public health hazard’ for people with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Untreated depression could seriously compromise treatment outcomes for people living with HIV, warn critics.

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04 October 2017

Talking HIV: Young and positive in Malawi

What’s it really like to be young and living with HIV in Malawi? In the second instalment of our Talking HIV series we hear from Favour and Jimmy who are both 19 and living with HIV. 

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03 October 2017

Rise in late HIV diagnoses among over-50s across Europe

Calls to improve age-related intervention services as HIV burden increases among an older generation of adults in EU/EEA countries.

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02 October 2017

Breakthrough as single-dose HIV treatment deal announced

Agreement ushers in first single-dose, affordable HIV treatment for low- and middle-income countries.

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27 September 2017

Talking HIV: New series shares real-life experiences of people living with HIV

In Avert’s revealing new podcast series we hear from people whose lives have been affected by HIV. 

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26 September 2017

New research casts doubt on age gap theory of HIV transmission

Research from South Africa suggests a women’s HIV risk may be driven more by their male partner’s age rather than the age gap between them.

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20 September 2017

PrEP trial for adolescents: a promising step forward for HIV prevention

A US trial among 15 to 17 year-old men who have sex with men (MSM) suggests this group stands to benefit hugely should pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) be approved – and supported – for this age group. 

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