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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.

22 October 2021

Where do young people like to get their sexual and reproductive health information from?

Study with university students in Tanzania suggests many wanted to talk to a parent about sex during adolescence but were more likely to speak to their friends

01 October 2021

Sex workers report unexpected benefits of PrEP and HIV self-testing

Interviews with sex workers in Uganda highlight economic and relationship benefits alongside advantages for sexual health 

16 June 2021

How do negative views on contraception affect young women’s choices?

Research in Nigeria finds young women want to use contraceptives but judgmental attitudes make this difficult to do

23 April 2021

Making the link between mental health and condom use

Indian trial that offered men who have sex with men resilience counselling saw unprotected sex drop – but new HIV and STI infections remained high.

12 April 2021

Malaysia mHealth study highlights potential of mobile technology to support marginalised people living with HIV

Transgender women and men who have sex with men living with HIV show concerning levels of treatment adherence and condom use but above-average mobile ownership and acceptance of mHealth.

19 February 2021

Treatment trial for African transgender women and men who have sex with men shows successful scale-up is possible

Treatment coverage and viral suppression more than doubles in a year without a significant increase in treatment failure or drug resistance.

12 February 2021

Is buprenorphine as effective as methadone in supporting people who use drugs to become virally suppressed?

Vietnam trial offered people who use drugs buprenorphine during HIV clinic visits to see if was as effective at supporting viral suppression as getting methadone from specialist clinics.

03 February 2021

Pre-treatment drug resistant HIV high among key populations

More than 10% of men who have sex with men, sex workers and prisoners with HIV have drug resistance when beginning treatment