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.
Viral load testing trial finds 49% are virally unsuppressed while one in five are failing their treatment with suspected drug resistance.
Research on PrEP safety for pregnant women and their babies finds no adverse effects – but knowledge gaps remain.
Mobile testing and door-to-door approaches result in a 25% increase in status awareness, with particularly significant gains in diagnosing HIV-positive young people and men.
Study with transgender women suggests taking on-demand PrEP with hormone therapy may result in drug levels too low for HIV prevention.
An evaluation of Zvandiri, a teen-led programme for HIV-positive adolescents in Zimbabwe, finds it significantly improves treatment outcomes and boosts self-esteem.
UK efforts to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 are advancing, but challenges remain around reaching those undiagnosed and those diagnosed late.
The largest-ever study examining the effectiveness of condoms for anal sex finds remarkably low levels of failure, and calls to label their use in this way.
New World Health Organization policy indicates that countries should replace western blotting and line immunoassays, which can only be conducted in laboratories, with simpler methods such as rapid diagnostic tests.
Findings from France and Canada suggest it is safe to offer men who have sex with men a choice between daily and ‘on-demand’ PrEP if they are not having frequent sex.
The first global and regional estimates showing the link between herpes and HIV finds 30% of new HIV infections in 2016 were attributable to the STI.