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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.

14 February 2019

Age increases multimorbidity risk in people with HIV in Brazil

The number of people living with HIV experiencing more than one non-communicable disease (NCD) increased as they got older, with metabolic diseases being the biggest contributor.

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13 February 2019

Cryptococcal meningitis screening is worth the money in Uganda

Cost should not be a barrier for the full implementation of cryptococcal meningitis screening programmes for people living with HIV as per World Health Organization recommendations.

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08 February 2019

Gamifying sexual health education in Tanzania

Gamification can be a powerful tool to amplify the impact of sexual health education among adolescents in schools in low-resource contexts.

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07 February 2019

Gay apps reveal moderate HIV testing rates among gay men in Tokyo

Despite moderate HIV testing rates among men who have sex with men using apps in Tokyo, more needs to be done to reach those not attached to the gay community.

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06 February 2019

South Africa: sexual risk-taking not increasing with treatment as prevention roll-out

Disappointing results from the large-scale treatment as prevention trial in South Africa last year revealed no population level change in the number of new HIV infections – but new study reveals sexual behaviour isn’t to blame.

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01 February 2019

Climate change is affecting HIV epidemics in Africa

Climate-related events, such as droughts, are an HIV risk to already vulnerable populations of women, Lesotho study shows.

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30 January 2019

Unintended pregnancy leads to poorer treatment outcomes for women living with HIV in South Africa

Unplanned pregnancy may be ‘a common and persistent risk factor’ for poor antiretroviral treatment outcomes in South African women living with HIV.

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28 January 2019

Viral suppression more likely among youth using single-tablet antiretroviral treatment regimes

New research reveals that, like adults, young people have better treatment outcomes with a lower pill burden.

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24 January 2019

'We can’t let tradition stop us from embracing new HIV prevention options'

Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM aidsmap, on how PrEP should be embraced and celebrated, and new safer sex messages accepted.

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23 January 2019

Alex Garner: ‘We need to look beyond HIV’

We need to appreciate gay men’s right to pleasure and to decide what to do with their own bodies, says Hornet’s Alex Garner

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