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.
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.
Evidence review suggests enhanced testing services, which offer things such as counselling or support groups, are having little impact on condom use.
UChoose study is the first to assesses adolescent girls’ preferences for contraceptives that mirror PrEP products to establish what type of PrEP is most likely to work for them
Sex worker study in three cities reports low HIV prevalence – but knowledge on HIV prevention and condom use is falling
Eswatini study reveals mixed views on PrEP among heterosexual men – driven by HIV-related stigma – amidst low uptake and high drop-out rates
Test and treat analysis from Eastern Uganda finds 90% of people diagnosed start treatment – but one in five has left care after 12 months
Government initiative increases retention in care by a third but struggles to expand treatment access or reduce deaths among people with HIV.