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.
The experiences of girls and young women living in informal settlements in Uganda highlight the link between poverty and sexual violence
Adolescent girls in Zambia say the RISE trial helped them say no to transactional sex and stay in school but also led to a backlash
Research suggests Nigerian women are using misoprostol safely and effectively, despite having low knowledge on how it works.
Research suggests that 97% are engaging in at least one sexual risk that makes them vulnerable to HIV – and half are engaging in three or more
A new study in Senegal finds that people living with HIV who face severe food shortages are more likely than others to be lost to follow up, experience treatment failure and have higher levels of self-stigma.
Researchers evaluating the impact of a community HIV prevention programme observed a shift in gender attitudes, linked in particular to the influence of TV dramas.
Reuben Silungwe explains how social media and related online platforms are impacting the HIV response in Zambia.
Levy Ngosa explores how the knock-on effect of discriminatory laws and policies impede access to HIV prevention and treatment services
"I'm still to find those people who identify as British or maybe Asian, south Asian that are open about their HIV status because it is so stigmatised."
In the latest of our guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Boitshepo Mmabatho Motsamai calls for a re-telling of LGBT+ narratives in traditional and digital media.