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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.

11 September 2020

Providing sex workers with HIV self-tests leads to high levels of partner testing

New Kenyan trial providing HIV self-tests to sex workers sees high levels of partner testing – and increased condom use when men refused to test

22 July 2020

Sexual health and rights for sex workers - via SMS

An SMS service co-created with sex workers to improve their sexual health met with keen approval during testing.

15 July 2020

High levels of HIV, low levels of treatment in gay men and trans woman in Johannesburg

Around 40% of transgender women and gay men tested HIV positive in Johannesburg – but only a third are on treatment.

13 May 2020

Brothers for Life: why building social support could improve HIV testing and treatment among men

Study finds a programme in Côte d’Ivoire offering male-only groups and peer support is helping men test for HIV, accept treatment and stay on it.

19 December 2019

High proportion of West African men who have sex with men engaging in transactional sex

46% of men who have sex with men in West Africa trade sex for material goods – with younger men and those who experience stigma more likely to do so.

22 November 2019

‘No benefit’ in giving HIV-exposed babies co-trimoxazole, study finds

South African study finds co-trimoxazole did not increase protection against pneumonia or diarrhoea among HIV-exposed infants in their first year of life. But in Malaria-ridden areas, there is still a case.

12 November 2019

‘Critically low’ awareness of HIV status among gay men in Africa

Men who have sex with men in Africa are more likely to test for HIV than other African men, but are significantly less likely to be on treatment or virally suppressed.

13 September 2019

Gender-based violence interventions for young people show disappointing results

An analysis of gender-based violence (GBV) interventions for young people living with or affected by HIV finds that fewer than half are effective.

20 August 2019

Emergency departments are a ‘hotspot’ for HIV test-and-treat in South Africa

High HIV prevalence and attrition along the treatment cascade among emergency department (ED) populations highlights potential role of HIV services in theses settings.

06 August 2019

Zimbabwe’s youth sexual and reproductive health strategy a success

Multiple complementary interventions scaled up at the national level in Zimbabwe results in improved sexual reproductive health outcomes for young people.