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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.

24 September 2021

Kenyan adolescents with HIV facing ‘devastating’ effects of COVID-19

Survey in Western Kenya suggests 40% have gone without food and one third have lost out on income or education 

15 September 2021

Psychosocial support for young people with HIV: does it work?

Global evidence review suggests psychosocial support improves young people’s adherence to HIV treatment but is less successful at reducing sexual risk taking

19 August 2021

Is it time to shift the focus of HIV care?

Experts are calling for healthcare for people with HIV to move beyond viral suppression to address long-term health and well-being

23 July 2021

Trial finds improving household finances linked to effective HIV treatment

More adolescents with HIV virally suppressed after taking part in savings scheme for families in rural Uganda

22 July 2021

YES! Youth-led HIV care pilot in Zambia shows promise

Interviews with HIV clinic staff said the project shifted their views of young people with HIV and gave them a better understanding of the issues they face

11 June 2021

HIV stigma: a vicious cycle for women

Study finds women more likely to both hold discriminatory attitudes related to HIV stigma, and to suffer from them

14 April 2021

Study highlights severe lack of evidence on strategies to keep heterosexual men in HIV care

Evidence review finds very few studies have investigated ways to keep heterosexual men in HIV care in Africa, despite men being more likely than women to die from AIDS-related illness.

17 February 2021

Counting the cost of COVID-19 on HIV care in Africa

Lockdown in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa saw HIV testing halve and the weekly number of people beginning antiretroviral treatment fall by 200.

19 January 2021

Social support and self-esteem found to ‘mitigate’ against the psychological damage of violence

Study of young South Africans living with HIV finds a third have experienced violence and a similar proportion are depressed – but those with support and self-esteem are less likely to suffer

29 September 2020

Death rate triples among people living with HIV who have a mental illness

South African study finds people living with both HIV and mental illness are far more likely to die than their peers, regardless of HIV care.