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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 August 2015

Mental health assessments recommended for people seeking PEP

Many people who use PEP for HIV are also highly likely to have a mental health issue, according to new research published in AIDS and Behaviour this month. 

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19 August 2015

Communities are essential to HIV response

A new report by UNAIDS and the STOP AIDS Alliance emphasises the important role of communities around the world in combating HIV.

 

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11 August 2015

US HIV strategy highlights role of PrEP

The United States government has released an updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which sets out the country’s priorities to combat HIV for the next five years.

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06 August 2015

HIV-positive mothers thrive on peer support

Two major studies presented at the recent International AIDS Conference in Vancouver highlight the importance of peer and community interventions in improving outcomes for mothers living with HIV. Support to ensure timely access to prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services and encouragement to stay in care are central to this.

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