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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 August 2018

The HIV prevention crisis – increasing knowledge through innovation

With no improvements in HIV knowledge over the last decade, the signalling of a ‘prevention crisis’ by UNAIDS calls for innovation in the response.  

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03 August 2018

5 signs they might not be right for you

A young person’s guide to healthy relationships.

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02 August 2018

Dolutegravir, contraception and women’s choice

Dolutegravir’s first bump in the road to global roll-out begs larger questions around women’s rights and access to contraceptives at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

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20 July 2018

The seesaw effect: positive outcomes of sex education reduce over time – while condom use increases

Condom use among adolescents is likely to increase over time following sexual health education, while other positive behaviours and attitudes towards sexual activity and risk are likely to wane, a wide-ranging evidence review suggests.

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16 July 2018

France: the changing characteristics of people living with HIV on hepatitis C treatment

Fewer people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) who have a history of injecting drug use and unstable housing are on newer, more effective HCV medication, new research from France finds.

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12 July 2018

‘Out’ vs. ‘hidden’ – how HIV transmission patterns differ in men who have sex with men

Men who don’t disclose same-sex sexual behaviour have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men.

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11 July 2018

Finding a cure for hepatitis B: are we close?

Despite the huge human and economic toll, research into hepatitis B remains drastically underfunded, and was recently alikened to a neglected tropical disease. But hope for a cure is growing.

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06 July 2018

Rising risks: revealing the relationship between internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use, STIs and HIV in Bangkok.

New study maps HIV risk factors among men who have sex with men in Thailand, showing internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use and chemsex to be the new big drivers of HIV.

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04 July 2018

The fall-out of war: women are twice as likely to be living with HIV in post-conflict Uganda

Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.

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29 June 2018

Stamping out stigma: does social support hold the answer?

Social support found to be the most effective component in stigma interventions among African American women living with HIV. Workshop activities themselves were not associated with significant change in experiences of stigma.

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