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.

15 July 2021

Knowledge is power – it’s time to close the HIV knowledge gap

Avert CEO, Sarah Hand, discusses the importance of health literacy in the HIV response, and the positive potential of digital communications in achieving global HIV targets.

04 March 2021

What stops young women and their partners from taking PrEP?

In-depth interviews from Tanzania suggest relationship dynamics and stigma are the biggest influencers on PrEP use.

26 January 2021

Evidence grows on the link between adolescents’ mental health and viral suppression

Study among teenagers living with HIV in Johannesburg finds 9% have a mental health issue – and are more likely to be virally unsuppressed than others

05 January 2021

Make ‘U=U’ discussions a standard part of HIV care, researchers urge

Global survey finds a high proportion of people living with HIV know that ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ – and are more likely to be healthy compared to those who are unaware.

22 December 2020

UNAIDS bids farewell to Fast-Track era with new HIV targets for 2025

New 2025 targets aim to put the world back on track to end AIDS by 2030 following the news that Fast-Track targets were missed.

01 December 2020

3 steps to a happy and healthy sex life – World AIDS Day 2020

Sexual health is about so much more than infection prevention – it’s about being happy with yourself and in your sex life. Help us to spread the word that everyone has a right to pleasurable and safer sex!

10 November 2020

Long-acting PrEP for women – ‘hugely significant’ for the HIV response

News the HIV world has been waiting for – long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) is a potentially game-changing tool to prevent HIV in women.

30 October 2020

Strengths and weaknesses of HIV care in Uganda exposed

Test and treat analysis from Eastern Uganda finds 90% of people diagnosed start treatment – but one in five has left care after 12 months

29 October 2020

Indonesian HIV care cascade scheme has mixed results

Government initiative increases retention in care by a third but struggles to expand treatment access or reduce deaths among people with HIV.

14 October 2020

66% decline in new HIV patients following introduction of user fees in Nigeria

User fees lead to a ‘drastic’ fall in the number of people starting HIV care at a PEPFAR-funded clinic in Lagos.