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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.

25 March 2021

More young Zambians are testing for HIV than ever before

Testing rises 40-50% in 10 years, but half of young men and one-third of young women are still not coming forward.

19 March 2021

Promising uptake of HIV self-testing in Africa

HIV self-testing is found to be more popular than standard testing, particularly among men, but accessing treatment after a positive result is an issue.

12 March 2021

The financial cost of living with HIV in Asia

Households affected by HIV face higher healthcare costs but lower income, evidence review suggests.

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

04 March 2021

What stops young women and their partners from taking PrEP?

In-depth interviews from Tanzania suggest relationship dynamics and stigma are the biggest influencers on PrEP use.