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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.

14 January 2022

Sex during pregnancy: the beliefs and practices increasing HIV risk

Infidelity and low condom use is common among couples expecting a baby in Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe

06 January 2022

Act now to tackle HIV drug resistance, WHO urges

The World Health Organization is asking countries to stop using certain types of antiretrovirals to address rising levels of drug-resistant HIV

21 December 2021

Risk of getting COVID-19 after being vaccinated higher for people with HIV

Evidence suggests people with HIV would benefit from third doses or boosters of COVID-19 vaccinations to avoid breakthrough infections

 

16 December 2021

Could traditional healers help increase HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa?

HIV testing rates in rural Uganda rose by 77% when traditional healers were trained to carry out HIV tests

09 December 2021

Moving from two-test to three-test HIV diagnoses

World Health Organization releases new toolkit to ensure HIV testing remains accurate as HIV prevalence falls

03 December 2021

Integrating PrEP into HIV services in Kenya proves a success

Real-world study with 25 public HIV clinics increased PrEP uptake 20-fold – but are the right people being reached?

26 November 2021

How traditional and medical male circumcision services could work together

Medical male circumcision reduces HIV transmission, but in many communities, young men are still opting for traditional practices. 

24 November 2021

Injectable antiretrovirals: a game-changer for HIV treatment

HIV treatment that can be injected every one or two months has been approved for use in some countries. What does it mean for people with HIV across the world?

18 November 2021

What is stopping sex workers from testing for syphilis?

Sex workers are more likely to test for HIV than syphilis, despite being at high risk for both. Researchers interviewed sex workers in Uganda to find out why

12 November 2021

Why focusing on family could help increase young people’s PrEP use

Research from South Africa has found that families play a critical role in whether young people keep taking PrEP