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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.

12 April 2021

Malaysia mHealth study highlights potential of mobile technology to support marginalised people living with HIV

Transgender women and men who have sex with men living with HIV show concerning levels of treatment adherence and condom use but above-average mobile ownership and acceptance of mHealth.

19 February 2021

Treatment trial for African transgender women and men who have sex with men shows successful scale-up is possible

Treatment coverage and viral suppression more than doubles in a year without a significant increase in treatment failure or drug resistance.

12 February 2021

Is buprenorphine as effective as methadone in supporting people who use drugs to become virally suppressed?

Vietnam trial offered people who use drugs buprenorphine during HIV clinic visits to see if was as effective at supporting viral suppression as getting methadone from specialist clinics.

03 February 2021

Pre-treatment drug resistant HIV high among key populations

More than 10% of men who have sex with men, sex workers and prisoners with HIV have drug resistance when beginning treatment

06 November 2020

Act now to stop HIV progressing among Sri Lankan women who sell sex, researchers warn

Sex worker study in three cities reports low HIV prevalence – but knowledge on HIV prevention and condom use is falling

23 October 2020

Social media as a potential platform for sexual health promotion for gay men and transgender women in African cities

Gay men and transgender women who have sex with men in Nairobi and Johannesburg are active social media users, possibly providing an untapped opportunity for sexual health promotion on these platforms. 

22 October 2020

Urgent need to address mental health among women who sell sex

Women who sell sex are experiencing high levels of mental health issues, reveals a groundbreaking evidence review.

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

09 September 2020

Undisputable worth of Ukrainian harm reduction organisations revealed by eight-year analysis

People who inject drugs who are in contact with harm reduction organisations found to be more likely to use condoms and sterile needles, and be on opioid substitution therapy or HIV treatment.

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.