You are here

News

subscribe

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.

05 November 2019

Topical PrEP gel can be successful in public sector clinics

Providing PrEP to women attending government-run family planning clinics could be a successful way to increase access and adherence to PrEP, a trial from South Africa suggests.

29 October 2019

Low self-esteem strongly associated with transaction sex

Young women with low self-esteem are five times more likely to engage in transactional sex than other young women, South African survey suggests.

11 October 2019

PrEP use among pregnant women in Kenya: no adverse effects found

A large PrEP programme for pregnant women in Kenya finds no association between PrEP use and birth complications

09 October 2019

Impressive results from Zimbabwe’s national HIV sex worker programme

Sister with a Voice, Zimbabwe’s HIV programme for sex workers, has significantly increased HIV testing, treatment and viral suppression among women who sell sex.

01 October 2019

Social platforms can help communicate sexual health messages to gay men

New study supports the use of dating apps and social media to communicate sexual health information to gay men in England.

16 August 2019

Age-related policies and laws limit PrEP access where it's needed the most

To what extent do existing policies relating to age of consent for sexual reproductive health (SRH) services also affect PrEP access?

13 August 2019

WHO recommends option of event-driven PrEP for gay men

New technical guidance from the World Health Organization recognises effectiveness of event-driven PrEP for gay men following Prevenir study results.

18 July 2019

Hard-to-reach populations 45% less likely to achieve optimal HIV treatment adherence

New study finds treatment adherence a major challenge for excluded and hard to reach populations living with HIV, exacerbating existing health inequalities.

26 June 2019

Infants less likely to become HIV-infected with male partner involvement

Active male partner involvement during pregnancy reduces mother-to-child transmission in South Africa and improves both mother and baby’s health.

20 June 2019

Low but detectable viral loads among women on antiretroviral treatment preventing PMTCT success in Malawi

Women with low but detectable viremia account for one in six mother-to-child HIV transmissions among women on antiretroviral treatment.