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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 February 2020

Same-day viral load testing linked to significant improvements in HIV treatment

South African trial finds 90% of people receiving rapid viral load testing were virally suppressed and in care after 12 months, compared to 76% who waited for tests.

26 February 2020

HIV self-testing in hospitals could significantly increase uptake in Malawi

Malawi trial finds half of those offered the opportunity to self-test for HIV during an outpatient visit accepted it, compared to less than 15% of those offered provider-initiated testing.

21 February 2020

High death rate for HIV-associated meningitis reported in African hospitals

Evidence review finds approximately half of hospital patients with cryptococcal, tuberculosis or pneumococcal meningitis died within two weeks or during hospitalisation.

03 February 2020

5 things you need to know about Boost

We have launched a new mobile app made in collaboration with community health workers in Southern Africa. Find out all you need to know about Boost!