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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.

15 March 2019

5 times HIV was ‘cured’

With news of another patient ‘cured’ we look back at 5 big moments in cure research and what they really mean

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13 March 2019

Point-of-care HIV viral load testing improves health outcomes

Giving patients their viral load test results on the same day improves viral load suppression rates and motivates patients to remain healthy.

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11 March 2019

Adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe are happier with peer mentors

Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS), a type of peer mentor in Zimbabwe, are a powerful tool to improve treatment outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing for young people living with HIV.

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08 March 2019

Female migrants need more than information for consistent condom use in China

High rates of inconsistent condom use among female migrants in China point to need for interventions to focus on building key behavioural skills to promote condom use.

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07 March 2019

Early HIV treatment matters for infants – even within their first 6 months

Every month counts for perinatally HIV-infected infants, as new study reveals the earlier infants begin antiretroviral treatment, the faster they will become virally suppressed.

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05 March 2019

Strengthening HIV prevention for sex workers in Zimbabwe

Demand, supply and adherence to HIV prevention among sex workers in Zimbabwe is critical for supporting this group to stay HIV-negative, but where are we losing them along the HIV prevention cascade?

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01 March 2019

7% of children living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa die in the two years after starting treatment

HIV care attrition is more common in paediatric patients living with HIV; understanding how much of this is mortality-related can help policymakers develop interventions to stop it.

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28 February 2019

What are the treatment challenges for the over 50s in Africa?

Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of antiretroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.

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21 February 2019

Men who have sex with men in China are unsure about PrEP

Gay men in China could benefit from more information around PrEP to increase uptake and curb new HIV infections in this group.

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20 February 2019

Viral load monitoring motivates HIV treatment adherence in eSwatini

The treat-all policy will only succeed if people keep taking their HIV treatment. It is important to motivate people who started treatment while they were still feeling well. 

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