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.
Medical male circumcision reduces HIV transmission, but in many communities, young men are still opting for traditional practices. Researchers spoke to men in Malawi to find out why
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
Researchers in rural Zimbabwe have suggested five ways to improve collaboration to address high rates of STIs facing adolescents
Many health workers are using their own phones to help them at work, rather than using a provided phone as part of a formal ‘m-health’ scheme. What can be done to use this informal system and make it fairer?
More people with HIV benefited from effective treatment after it was provided in vans parked in convenient places like community centres and sports fields
Study with university students in Tanzania suggests many wanted to talk to a parent about sex during adolescence but were more likely to speak to their friends
A decade of data from South Africa shows AIDS defining cancers are the most common type of cancer, linked with low CD4 counts
Interviews with sex workers in Uganda highlight economic and relationship benefits alongside advantages for sexual health
Trial offering health workers ‘blended’ training results in a two-fold increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV
Survey in Western Kenya suggests 40% have gone without food and one third have lost out on income or education