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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.

18 June 2021

Perspectives of pregnant women living with HIV on their partner’s involvement with antenatal care

Study in Haiti finds that half the women living with HIV said their partner supports them during pregnancy, but only one in four men attend antenatal appointments

11 June 2021

HIV stigma: a vicious cycle for women

Study finds women more likely to both hold discriminatory attitudes related to HIV stigma, and to suffer from them

08 June 2021

Study reveals adherence gap in preventing mother-to-child transmission

Ugandan study finds uptake of HIV treatment above 90%, but only three-quarters of women were fully taking medication after two months

02 June 2021

Why people in Kenya quit PrEP

Personal risk, stigma, inconvenient clinic times and locations all influenced people’s decisions to stop using PrEP

28 May 2021

The girls-only clubs reducing HIV vulnerabilities

Clubs in Malawi that gave 12 to 14-year-old girls the space to discuss sexual health found they increased peer support and school attendance and reduced unequal and abusive practices at home.

25 May 2021

Study highlights strategies that help teenagers living with HIV feel ready to move into adult care

Ugandan study suggests peer educators, visiting adult clinics, counselling and education can all make the transition process go smoothly. 

21 May 2021

Can relationship-based approaches improve uptake of HIV-prevention among serodiscordant couples in Tanzania?

Interviews with heterosexual couples in Tanzania suggest that pairs often make decisions about HIV-prevention together and that working with both partners could increase PrEP and ART access.

19 May 2021

A lack of power, misconceptions, fear and embarrassment stop young Cambodian women using contraceptives

Findings suggest empowerment initiatives are needed as young women continue to rely on the withdrawal method to please their partners.

13 May 2021

Emerging evidence on COVID-19 and HIV points to increased risk for those with a low CD4 count

People living with HIV who are virally unsuppressed likely to be more at risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 than others.

11 May 2021

Six things you should know about COVID-19 vaccines

There’s been a lot of false information going around about COVID-19 vaccines, so it’s natural to have some questions. Here, we put the record straight with the key things you need to know.