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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.

30 October 2015

TB the biggest infectious disease killer globally

For the first time ever, more people have died from tuberculosis (TB) than from HIV, making TB the biggest infectious disease killer globally.

27 October 2015

Leaked UN report calls for drug law reform

Delegates at last week’s International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur called for a leaked UN briefing paper on drug policy reform to be officially released.

23 October 2015

South Africa exceeds national mother-to-child transmission target

HIV transmission from mother-to-child (MTCT) in South Africa fell to just 1.5% in 2015.

13 October 2015

Cancer risk for people living with HIV increases over time

As people living with HIV grow older, they have a greater chance of developing certain types of cancers compared to the general population.