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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.

06 April 2021

Risky sexual behaviours increasing among young people in Nigeria

Inconsistent condom use and other risky practices particularly common among women and those with limited HIV knowledge, highlighting the need for comprehensive sexual health education.

09 March 2021

Nepal: student survey shows the power of parent-child communication

Around 60% of adolescents do not discuss sex with their parents – but those that do are more likely to use sexual and reproductive health services

24 February 2021

PrEP programmes are ‘missing opportunities’ to test people for sexually transmitted infections

Global evidence review finds wide variation on STI testing, despite people on PrEP being at greater risk of sexually transmitted infections.

14 January 2021

One in six young Zimbabweans test positive for an STI yet only 3% had symptoms

Study calls for increased testing of STIs, in place of diagnosing based on symptoms alone, as many young Zimbabweans with an STI present with zero symptoms.

14 July 2017

Multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea and the promise of a vaccine

In the wake of news that ‘super-gonorrhoea’ has the potential to become a public health threat, researchers discover a potential roadmap to a vaccine.

18 April 2016

Worries about ‘super gonorrhoea’ in England

Cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhoea are on the rise in England and spreading across the country, according to a statement issued by Public Health England (PHE) on Sunday.