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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.

27 July 2020

Asian study links low-level viraemia with treatment failure in children living with HIV

Children living with HIV who experience episodes where they have detectable but low-levels of virus in their blood, while on treatment, are at increased risk of viral failure.

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.

05 May 2020

China: rapid rise in drug-resistant HIV among people not previously on treatment

HIV drug resistance among treatment-naïve people in China rising rapidly from 2012 and tops 10% in Central China.

22 April 2020

HIV testing trial in Thailand increases retesting by 25%

A pilot scheme that immediately rebooks and provides a reminder for an HIV retest six months later increases attendance by 25%.

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.

02 April 2019

Thailand: Retaining people in care key to PrEP adherence

Study finds that younger populations under 25, transgender women, and new clients least likely to be adherent

21 February 2019

Men who have sex with men in China are unsure about PrEP

Gay men in China could benefit from more information around PrEP to increase uptake and curb new HIV infections in this group.