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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.

17 January 2020

HIV infections continue to fall in UK thanks to testing and treatment

UK efforts to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 are advancing, but challenges remain around reaching those undiagnosed and those diagnosed late.

30 December 2019

A third of sexually transmitted HIV infections in 2016 linked to herpes

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.

16 December 2019

Social enterprise sexual health scheme doubles contraceptive use

A network of micro-pharmacists trained to provide sexual reproductive health services in Uganda doubled contraceptive use - but has little impact on HIV knowledge.

15 November 2019

First three months after starting treatment a critical time for women living with HIV

Global analysis of death rates among women living with HIV during the first four years of antiretroviral treatment (ART) finds most deaths occur within three months – with some distinct regional variations.

08 November 2019

Young adolescent girls are benefitting from US-led DREAMS initiative in Africa

Ambitious HIV and sexual health initiative, DREAMS, is successfully reaching young adolescent girls in Kenya and South Africa one year after implementation.

22 October 2019

A decade of HIV treatment has failed the most high-risk young women

A review of HIV incidence among young people in east and southern Africa since antiretroviral treatment (ART) roll-out reveals failures to reach the highest-risk young women.

07 June 2019

10% of HIV-related deaths in Brazil and Mozambique caused by cryptococcal infection

Failure to diagnose and late-presenters to care continue to contribute to cryptococcal-related mortality in people living with HIV in low-resourced contexts.

26 March 2019

Nigerian HIV survey – young women are most affected

More robust data on Nigeria’s HIV epidemic provides new insights that can help target HIV resources.

09 January 2019

Micro-level mapping in Zimbabwe identifies key HIV hotspots

A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements.  

28 November 2018

‘Alarming’ HIV rates in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to account for the large majority of the 160,000 people newly infected with HIV in the WHO European Region – with little signs of improvement.