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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.

15 July 2021

Knowledge is power – it’s time to close the HIV knowledge gap

Avert CEO, Sarah Hand, discusses the importance of health literacy in the HIV response, and the positive potential of digital communications in achieving global HIV targets.

04 March 2021

What stops young women and their partners from taking PrEP?

In-depth interviews from Tanzania suggest relationship dynamics and stigma are the biggest influencers on PrEP use.

26 January 2021

Evidence grows on the link between adolescents’ mental health and viral suppression

Study among teenagers living with HIV in Johannesburg finds 9% have a mental health issue – and are more likely to be virally unsuppressed than others

05 January 2021

Make ‘U=U’ discussions a standard part of HIV care, researchers urge

Global survey finds a high proportion of people living with HIV know that ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ – and are more likely to be healthy compared to those who are unaware.