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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.

22 October 2021

Where do young people like to get their sexual and reproductive health information from?

Study with university students in Tanzania suggests many wanted to talk to a parent about sex during adolescence but were more likely to speak to their friends

07 October 2021

Action needed to address cancer risk among young people with HIV

A decade of data from South Africa shows AIDS defining cancers are the most common type of cancer, linked with low CD4 counts 

01 October 2021

Sex workers report unexpected benefits of PrEP and HIV self-testing

Interviews with sex workers in Uganda highlight economic and relationship benefits alongside advantages for sexual health 

30 September 2021

Mix of digital and in-person training improves index testing in Malawi

Trial offering health workers ‘blended’ training results in a two-fold increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV

24 September 2021

Kenyan adolescents with HIV facing ‘devastating’ effects of COVID-19

Survey in Western Kenya suggests 40% have gone without food and one third have lost out on income or education 

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

20 August 2021

New survey tool can predict whether adolescents are ready to move to adult HIV care

The HARTS trial suggests age should not be used to judge readiness to move, as things such as being able to understand treatment and ask questions are more important

13 August 2021

How poverty prevents girls and young women accessing sexual health services

The experiences of girls and young women living in informal settlements in Uganda highlight the link between poverty and sexual violence