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.
On International Youth Day (12 August), we look at the importance of youth involvement and safe spaces to respond to the HIV challenge related to the youth bulge.
HIV prevention is in need of a re-boot, cried many at AIDS 2018. Where better to start than with the condom, the most simple and effective intervention in our toolkit.
With no improvements in HIV knowledge over the last decade, the signalling of a ‘prevention crisis’ by UNAIDS calls for innovation in the response.
A young person’s guide to healthy relationships.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.