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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.

30 November 2018

World AIDS Day at 30: the 'AIDS' identity

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we look back at the difference in the AIDS identity from the 1980s to 2018.

30 November 2018

6 things to say to a friend who’s worried about testing for HIV

Being afraid of taking an HIV test is pretty common, but here are 6 things you can say to help put someone’s mind at rest.

28 November 2018

‘Alarming’ HIV rates in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to account for the large majority of the 160,000 people newly infected with HIV in the WHO European Region – with little signs of improvement.

23 November 2018

PrEP in the USA: white people given preference 

Nearly six times as many white people as black people are being prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the USA, despite black people having a greater need. 

19 November 2018

The ‘Mama Mshauri’ effect: keeping mothers in HIV care after birth

Women in Kenya assigned to a lay counsellor – known as a ‘Mama Mshauri’ – to help them in the period around their birth are more likely to stay in care compared to mothers who were not.

14 November 2018

Why we should no longer talk about ‘disclosing’ our HIV status

Alongside the liberating U = U message, there’s no place for the stigmatising language of HIV ‘disclosure’ anymore, says HIV peer mentor Rob Hammond.

09 November 2018

Vaginal gel for HIV prevention so far ineffective in the real-world

Young women in Africa are in desperate need of an HIV prevention method that is acceptable to them – but science has so far failed to provide.

07 November 2018

Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 

People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

02 November 2018

Malaysia eliminates HIV transmission from mother-to-child

Malaysia celebrates milestone victory for preventable diseases in babies.

01 November 2018

Recent incarceration drives HIV and hepatitis C epidemics in people who inject drugs

Recent incarceration is a driver of HIV and hepatitis C infections in people who inject drugs, according to a landmark global review.