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.
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.
World Health Organization changes its position on the wearing of non-medical fabric face masks.
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.
Sustained action is needed now if we are to capitalise on the opportunity to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.
Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected – and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects are amplifed.
On International Safe Abortion Day (28 September), we give an overview of the link between HIV and abortion and the need for broader sexual reproductive health rights for women.
Getting on top of the tuberculosis epidemic requires renewed attention, and bringing HIV out of isolation.
Opportunities to increase access to the hepatitis C cure exist – but strong political will is needed and many countries are failing to benefit from cheaper generics.