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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.

04 March 2022

Are you in the know about Be in the KNOW?

We explain what’s coming with our new brand Be in the KNOW, and why we’re saying goodbye to an old friend. 

03 March 2022

The health worker mentorship scheme improving HIV services in Zambia

Government-led mentorship programme leads to more people with HIV being diagnosed, starting treatment and achieving viral suppression

25 February 2022

Is sexual pleasure the missing link in sexual health programmes?

Programmes that include sexual pleasurable found to increase safer sex practices

17 February 2022

The link between HIV viral suppression and violence

Young women who experience partner violence are 70% less likely to be virally suppressed than other young women, finds South African study

10 February 2022

HIV stigma: half of people in 15 African national surveys hold discriminatory attitudes

Analysis suggests younger people and those with low income or education levels are more likely to discriminate against people with HIV  

04 February 2022

What is stopping young women in Benin from using contraception?

In Benin, 60% of unmarried young women want to use contraception but can’t, and many married young women are also struggling – but why?

03 February 2022

Men who pay for sex: a missing at-risk population?

Analysis from 35 African countries shows men who pay for sex are 50% more likely to have HIV than other men

28 January 2022

Migration impacts treatment access for women in South Sudan who sell sex

Analysis suggests that HIV status awareness is less of an issue than accessing treatment and staying on it. 

27 January 2022

A guide to casual relationships: are they really worth it?

Hooking-up or casual sex can be fun - but it's not for everyone. Find out if it's right for you and if there are any risks to think about.

21 January 2022

Test and treat increases access to work and education for people with HIV and their children

East African study suggests the economic benefits of providing immediate treatment outweigh the costs