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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.

17 May 2019

Reading between the lines: PARTNER2, prevention and how we are really going to reach zero transmissions

While the results of the PARTNER2 study have given us more welcome evidence that people living with HIV on effective treatment can’t pass HIV on, the vast majority of new infections come from people not knowing their status. Tackling the root causes of new HIV infections remains paramount.

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16 May 2019

'I want to hear real stories of lived experiences like mine'

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.

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15 May 2019

Reaching key populations with HIV services in India – perfecting the integrated model

Increasing exposure to integrated HIV services for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India may be a critical determinant of services’ success.

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14 May 2019

Clinic distance impedes PrEP programme success in Uganda

Understanding the unique barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and retention in sub-Saharan Africa remains critical to its successful roll-out.

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10 May 2019

Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

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07 May 2019

HIV transmission risk is zero with suppressive treatment

PARTNER2 trial results confirm that gay men can also benefit from U=U (undetectable=untransmittable), as Lancet publishes final study report.

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03 May 2019

Cocaine injecting and homelessness linked to Glasgow HIV outbreak

Rising HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Glasgow reveals changes in injecting behaviours, with cocaine injecting becoming more common – a practice with greater HIV risks

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02 May 2019

Disappointing results from new study using texts for HIV treatment adherence

Results from a text message intervention for HIV treatment adherence highlight the challenges that remain around using mobile interventions for health, as study failed to have significant effect

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29 April 2019

Decriminalisation: bringing the conversation out of isolation

In the latest in our new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Denver Kisting talks to lawyer Arvind Narrain about his early days of LGBT campaigning and where we’re at with decriminalising homosexuality.

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26 April 2019

Barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights among women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Studies have revealed that women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a greater risk of harm. Misinformation around their contraceptive options and sexual and reproductive health rights has resulted in high levels of unwanted sterilization and abortion in the region.

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