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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.

30 January 2019

Unintended pregnancy leads to poorer treatment outcomes for women living with HIV in South Africa

Unplanned pregnancy may be ‘a common and persistent risk factor’ for poor antiretroviral treatment outcomes in South African women living with HIV.

28 January 2019

Viral suppression more likely among youth using single-tablet antiretroviral treatment regimes

New research reveals that, like adults, young people have better treatment outcomes with a lower pill burden.

24 January 2019

'We can’t let tradition stop us from embracing new HIV prevention options'

Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM aidsmap, on how PrEP should be embraced and celebrated, and new safer sex messages accepted.

23 January 2019

Alex Garner: ‘We need to look beyond HIV’

We need to appreciate gay men’s right to pleasure and to decide what to do with their own bodies, says Hornet’s Alex Garner

21 January 2019

Twice as many Kenyan truck drivers test for HIV following text alerts about self-testing

The hardest to reach truck drivers benefitted from text announcements about self-testing availability, but the vast majority still did not test – how can we reach them?

18 January 2019

Older and hard-to-reach men benefit from HIV self-testing in Zambia

HIV self-testing can increase knowledge of HIV status among men – particularly those older, and hard to reach – and should be considered as part of a comprehensive package in high prevalence settings.

16 January 2019

African women prefer multipurpose HIV prevention products

Researchers borrow from behavioural economics to understand what women in sub-Saharan Africa really want from a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) product.

11 January 2019

Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing.

09 January 2019

Micro-level mapping in Zimbabwe identifies key HIV hotspots

A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements.  

07 January 2019

‘RAPID’ HIV treatment initiation a success in San Francisco

Populations considered hard to treat or engage in care can benefit from same-day antiretroviral treatment as part of a clinic offering social safety-net interventions.