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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.

18 October 2019

10-fold increase in South African adolescents entering HIV care

The number of adolescents in HIV care in South Africa has increased 10-fold since 2005, and could double again by 2021.

11 June 2019

New rapid test significantly more effective for TB-diagnosis in people with HIV

Compared to the only other approved device for TB detection in people living with HIV, the new FujiLAM point-of-care test offers superior diagnostic sensitivity.

20 February 2019

Viral load monitoring motivates HIV treatment adherence in eSwatini

The treat-all policy will only succeed if people keep taking their HIV treatment. It is important to motivate people who started treatment while they were still feeling well. 

26 October 2018

7 steps to hepatitis elimination

Sustained action is needed now if we are to capitalise on the opportunity to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

05 October 2018

HIV and cervical cancer – a perfect storm for women in Africa

Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected – and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects are amplifed.

28 September 2018

HIV and abortion – a human rights challenge

On International Safe Abortion Day (28 September), we give an overview of the link between HIV and abortion and the need for broader sexual reproductive health rights for women.

21 September 2018

Fighting tuberculosis – the disease that doesn’t go away

Getting on top of the tuberculosis epidemic requires renewed attention, and bringing HIV out of isolation. 
 

19 September 2018

A hepatitis C cure is here, but still too few people can get it

Opportunities to increase access to the hepatitis C cure exist – but strong political will is needed and many countries are failing to benefit from cheaper generics.

20 August 2018

New ‘treat all’ hepatitis C guidelines learn from the HIV experience

In their first treatment update since 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopts a ‘treat all’ approach for hepatitis C, guided by the success of the HIV treatment experience.

11 July 2018

Finding a cure for hepatitis B: are we close?

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.