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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.

13 May 2021

Emerging evidence on COVID-19 and HIV points to increased risk for those with a low CD4 count

People living with HIV who are virally unsuppressed likely to be more at risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 than others.

05 February 2021

PrEP vaginal ring set for rollout after WHO endorsement

Significant step as WHO recommends the dapivirine vaginal ring as a new HIV prevention tool following promising trial results

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.

23 July 2020

Injectable PrEP – an exciting tool, but no silver bullet for adherence

We talk to Giffin Daughtridge, CEO of medical diagnostics company, UrSure, about treatment adherence and the impact of long-acting cabotegravir as injectable PrEP.

21 May 2020

Global trial of long-acting injectable PrEP for gay men and trans women stopped early following success

Long-acting, injectable cabotegravir is as effective as daily PrEP pills at preventing HIV among cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men.

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.

15 March 2019

5 times HIV was ‘cured’

With news of another patient ‘cured’ we look back at 5 big moments in cure research and what they really mean

13 December 2018

Harm reduction progress: Slow. Uneven. Stagnated

Harm reduction for the 15.6 million people who inject drugs remains a critical cornerstone to respond to the global epidemics of HIV and hepatitis C – but progress has stagnated.

30 November 2018

World AIDS Day at 30: the 'AIDS' identity

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we look back at the difference in the AIDS identity from the 1980s to 2018.

09 November 2018

Vaginal gel for HIV prevention so far ineffective in the real-world

Young women in Africa are in desperate need of an HIV prevention method that is acceptable to them – but science has so far failed to provide.