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.
Sex workers are more likely to test for HIV than syphilis, despite being at high risk for both. Researchers interviewed sex workers in Uganda to find out why
A decade of data from South Africa shows AIDS defining cancers are the most common type of cancer, linked with low CD4 counts
Zambian study finds women living with HIV aged 20-29 are most at risk of cervical cancer, closely followed by adolescent girls
People living with HIV and TB in South Africa are 2.75 and 2.5 times respectively more likely to die from COVID-19 – but this risk is much lower than for age and diabetes.
The number of adolescents in HIV care in South Africa has increased 10-fold since 2005, and could double again by 2021.
Compared to the only other approved device for TB detection in people living with HIV, the new FujiLAM point-of-care test offers superior diagnostic sensitivity.
The treat-all policy will only succeed if people keep taking their HIV treatment. It is important to motivate people who started treatment while they were still feeling well.
Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected – and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects are amplifed.
Untreated depression could seriously compromise treatment outcomes for people living with HIV, warn critics.
Expanding access to treatment for people living with HIV is shown to decrease tuberculosis (TB) incidence – but it is not the silver bullet.