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.
HIV self-testing recruitment strategies, using social media influencers or community organisations, are both effective, but reach different groups of gay men.
Study among transgender women and men who have sex with men finds those who opt for online supervised HIV-self testing are more likely to test positive but less likely to seek treatment than those testing offline.
The most comprehensive study to date of peer outreach in Vietnam finds it significantly increases HIV knowledge and testing and reduces risky behaviour.
People between the ages of 18-30 who inject drugs in India, are a critical sub-population driving the HIV epidemic in the country.
Increasing exposure to integrated HIV services for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India may be a critical determinant of services’ success.
Landmark research from Indonesia reveals a missed opportunity to immediately link key affected populations living with HIV to treatment services.
New study maps HIV risk factors among men who have sex with men in Thailand, showing internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use and chemsex to be the new big drivers of HIV.
Trans women and gay men in Myanmar experience stigma and discrimination making them unlikely to access HIV services – HIV self-testing can help fill the HIV testing gap.
Digital intervention shows success linking hidden, at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women with HIV testing and PrEP services – and has the potential to be replicated elsewhere with high internet penetration.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia Pacific have called on national governments to create PrEP implementation strategies to help stem the fast-growing HIV epidemic among MSM.