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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.

06 November 2020

Act now to stop HIV progressing among Sri Lankan women who sell sex, researchers warn

Sex worker study in three cities reports low HIV prevalence – but knowledge on HIV prevention and condom use is falling

03 June 2020

Social media influencers can play a role in getting gay men to test for HIV

HIV self-testing recruitment strategies, using social media influencers or community organisations, are both effective, but reach different groups of gay men.

19 February 2020

Online HIV self-testing in Thailand struggles to link trans women and gay men to treatment

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.

05 September 2019

Community-led outreach in Vietnam reduces HIV risk and increases testing

The most comprehensive study to date of peer outreach in Vietnam finds it significantly increases HIV knowledge and testing and reduces risky behaviour.

19 June 2019

India’s injecting epidemic – a problem for young people

People between the ages of 18-30 who inject drugs in India, are a critical sub-population driving the HIV epidemic in the country.

15 May 2019

Reaching key populations with HIV services in India – perfecting the integrated model

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.

30 August 2018

Only 35% of key populations in Indonesia are on effective HIV treatment

Landmark research from Indonesia reveals a missed opportunity to immediately link key affected populations living with HIV to treatment services.

29 August 2018

A ‘Google Maps’ for condoms in the Philippines

With a 174% rise in new HIV infections from 2010 to 2017 – condom promotion is the first piece of the prevention puzzle for the Philippines.

06 July 2018

Rising risks: revealing the relationship between internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use, STIs and HIV in Bangkok.

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.

17 May 2017

Self-testing to reach transgender women and gay men in Myanmar welcomed

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.