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.
New 2025 targets aim to put the world back on track to end AIDS by 2030 following the news that Fast-Track targets were missed.
Review initially finds dolutegravir has no links to birth defects then revises its findings to report a ‘slightly higher’ – but minimal – incidence after two cases emerge
Study of young South Africans living with HIV finds a third have experienced violence and a similar proportion are depressed – but those with support and self-esteem are less likely to suffer
Study calls for increased testing of STIs, in place of diagnosing based on symptoms alone, as many young Zimbabweans with an STI present with zero symptoms.
Global survey finds a high proportion of people living with HIV know that ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ – and are more likely to be healthy compared to those who are unaware.
A study suggests vaginal bacteria may be playing an underestimated role in PrEP efficacy for women
National data from five Southern African countries suggests nearly 89% of adults on HIV treatment are virally suppressed – but gaps remain.
Trial reports a 15% difference in high PrEP adherence among participants who received vouchers compared to those who didn’t – but this fell significantly after the vouchers stopped.
Malawians in some rural areas face travel times to HIV clinics that are almost double others’ journeys.
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Evidence review suggests enhanced testing services, which offer things such as counselling or support groups, are having little impact on condom use.