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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.

29 November 2019

5 things about HIV you need to know this World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day 2019 (1 December), we ask you: do you know your HIV basics? Every year this day is marked to raise awareness of HIV, change negative attitudes, and fight misinformation. This year, we have created five explainer videos that talk you through everything you need to know about HIV.

29 November 2019

Community health workers make the difference!

This World AIDS DAY 2019 hear from three community health workers in southern Africa as they share their experiences of the job and the challenges they face in their work.

25 November 2019

What do potential HIV self-testers think about the new technology in Africa?

Evidence review reveals what HIV self-testers, potential testers, policy-makers and healthcare providers in Eastern and Southern Africa think of the new testing technology.

22 November 2019

‘No benefit’ in giving HIV-exposed babies co-trimoxazole, study finds

South African study finds co-trimoxazole did not increase protection against pneumonia or diarrhoea among HIV-exposed infants in their first year of life. But in Malaria-ridden areas, there is still a case.

18 November 2019

Talking HIV: asking for the sex you want

"No one should feel ashamed talking about what they want or if they had gonorrhoea or syphilis. It's just this thing we can talk openly about..."

15 November 2019

First three months after starting treatment a critical time for women living with HIV

Global analysis of death rates among women living with HIV during the first four years of antiretroviral treatment (ART) finds most deaths occur within three months – with some distinct regional variations.

12 November 2019

‘Critically low’ awareness of HIV status among gay men in Africa

Men who have sex with men in Africa are more likely to test for HIV than other African men, but are significantly less likely to be on treatment or virally suppressed.

08 November 2019

Young adolescent girls are benefitting from US-led DREAMS initiative in Africa

Ambitious HIV and sexual health initiative, DREAMS, is successfully reaching young adolescent girls in Kenya and South Africa one year after implementation.

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.