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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.

28 June 2021

Trial offering PrEP to women in South Africa halves HIV incidence

Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP

24 June 2021

Cervical cancer study reveals worrying trend for young women

Zambian study finds women living with HIV aged 20-29 are most at risk of cervical cancer, closely followed by adolescent girls

16 June 2021

How do negative views on contraception affect young women’s choices?

Research in Nigeria finds young women want to use contraceptives but judgmental attitudes make this difficult to do

11 June 2021

HIV stigma: a vicious cycle for women

Study finds women more likely to both hold discriminatory attitudes related to HIV stigma, and to suffer from them

08 June 2021

Study reveals adherence gap in preventing mother-to-child transmission

Ugandan study finds uptake of HIV treatment above 90%, but only three-quarters of women were fully taking medication after two months

02 June 2021

Why people in Kenya quit PrEP

Personal risk, stigma, inconvenient clinic times and locations all influenced people’s decisions to stop using PrEP