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20 September 2019

Language development worse among HIV-exposed two-year-olds

Delayed language development found in HIV-negative two-year-olds exposed to the virus during pregnancy.

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17 September 2019

Lesotho achieves second 90 after rapid treatment expansion

The latest Lesotho national HIV survey reports high HIV prevalence among adults, but access to effective antiretroviral treatment is rapidly accelerating.

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13 September 2019

Gender-based violence interventions for young people show disappointing results

An analysis of gender-based violence (GBV) interventions for young people living with or affected by HIV finds that fewer than half are effective.

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05 September 2019

Community-led outreach in Vietnam reduces HIV risk and increases testing

The most comprehensive study to date of peer outreach in Vietnam finds it significantly increases HIV knowledge and testing and reduces risky behaviour.

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30 August 2019

Routine point-of-care viral load testing a success in Malawi

Routine point‐of‐care viral load monitoring achieves high testing coverage rates and same-day delivery of results in decentralised clinics. 

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29 August 2019

Community HIV treatment re-fill groups are positively received in Zimbabwe

Innovative HIV service delivery models are well received and have the potential to improve health outcomes.

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20 August 2019

Emergency departments are a ‘hotspot’ for HIV test-and-treat in South Africa

High HIV prevalence and attrition along the treatment cascade among emergency department (ED) populations highlights potential role of HIV services in theses settings.

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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?

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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.

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09 August 2019

Global 2020 HIV targets are off-track

An Avert spotlight on the HIV response – we reflect on the most important take-homes from the UNAIDS 2019 Global Report.

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