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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.

03 December 2021

Integrating PrEP into HIV services in Kenya proves a success

Real-world study with 25 public HIV clinics increased PrEP uptake 20-fold – but are the right people being reached?

26 November 2021

How traditional and medical male circumcision services could work together

Medical male circumcision reduces HIV transmission, but in many communities, young men are still opting for traditional practices. 

22 September 2021

High demand for PrEP among key populations in the DRC

First project to provide PrEP through key population-friendly clinics finds many people take up the offer but 39% struggle to take the medication every day

06 September 2021

Study shows the power of the media for encouraging condom use

Unmarried men in Ghana who see or hear family planning messages in the media are 50% more likely to consistently use condoms

 

27 August 2021

How to speed-up PrEP rollout in sub-Saharan Africa

An evidence review has identified the main gaps in health systems in sub-Saharan Africa that need to be addressed to boost PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) scale-up

06 August 2021

Community-based organisation leads the way on successful PrEP rollout for young Kenyan women

Safe spaces, peer mentors and education for male partners and parents result in more young women in Kisumu County, Kenya taking the HIV prevention pill 

30 July 2021

‘Men-only’ spaces could improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission

Zambian study suggests men feel uncomfortable in women-dominated antenatal classes, resulting in many having unanswered questions about pregnancy and HIV

28 June 2021

Trial offering PrEP to women in South Africa halves HIV incidence

Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP

08 June 2021

Study reveals adherence gap in preventing mother-to-child transmission

Ugandan study finds uptake of HIV treatment above 90%, but only three-quarters of women were fully taking medication after two months

02 June 2021

Why people in Kenya quit PrEP

Personal risk, stigma, inconvenient clinic times and locations all influenced people’s decisions to stop using PrEP