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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 February 2018

Key vaginal bacteria identified that increase HIV risk in women

Women's risk of HIV significantly associated with key bacteria and their abundance in the vagina.

21 March 2018

HIV self-testing reduces risk-taking behaviour in sex workers

HIV self-testing leads to positive sexual behaviour change among Zambian female sex workers, according to new study. 

09 March 2018

CROI 2018: a quick round up of the latest HIV and TB research developments

Get your head around three of the biggest talking points from this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

07 March 2018

Cash transfers reduce risk of intimate partner violence for young girls in South Africa

Study finds that the risk of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) is reduced by giving regular cash payments to poor girls, but HIV infection rates are not affected.

02 March 2018

#SheDecides – a movement for women’s empowerment for HIV prevention

Avert CEO, Sarah Hand, reflects on the wider role of #SheDecides for HIV and global development, one year on from its launch.

01 March 2018

‘Keeping HIV a secret made me feel so isolated’: REAL STORIES from people dealing with HIV discrimination

HIV stigma is the greatest barrier to fighting the global HIV epidemic. On world Zero Discrimination Day, we challenge everyday stigma by sharing experiences from around the world.

26 February 2018

‘PrEP Brazil’ a success for gay men and trans women

Results from Latin America’s first PrEP demonstration project reveal that it is both feasible and effective as an HIV prevention method in the region. Will Brazil’s example pave the way for the rest of the region?

22 February 2018

Strong link found between gay-related stigma and HIV prevalence in Nigeria

New study reveals the extent of the relationship between gay-related stigma and HIV among men who have sex with men in Nigeria.


16 February 2018

People in poorer countries in Latin America and the Caribbean adhere better to HIV treatment

New study provides insights into the factors that influence treatment adherence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Results show that individuals from lower resource settings often achieve higher levels of adherence, contrary to predictions. 

05 February 2018

New data helps prioritise groups for HIV treatment in low resourced settings

Lancet study reveals for the first time who can benefit most from immediate antiretroviral treatment – enabling prioritisation in low-resourced settings. But who is left behind?

01 February 2018

Disruptions in PrEP adherence provide insights into intimate partner violence

New study finds strong links between PrEP disruptions and intimate partner violence in Kenya and Uganda. Combined interventions could be key to improving adherence and linking victims to support services.