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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.

09 November 2015

Uganda: young people need access to quality family planning services

Ndaula Hamidu, 24, was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern young men as well as young women.

22 September 2015

The consequences of female genital mutilation: a Kenyan perspective

Strong rights-based approach needed to end AIDS, but new UNAIDS stratergy makes only fleeting reference to female genital mutilation and child marriage

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.


19 January 2015

China: New HIV infections increase by 15%

New HIV infections in China have increased by 14.8 percent in the last year alone, according to reports from Xinhua, the state-run Chinese newspaper. Wang Guoqiang, Deputy Director of the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission, stated that despite China having a relatively small HIV epidemic, there are significant increases in new infections in certain areas, and among key populations, such as older people and young students.

13 January 2015

SHARE project reduces incidence of intimate partner violence and HIV

A community project in Uganda involving a combination of different behavioural interventions has been shown to significantly reduce incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV among individuals exposed to the interventions. The Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) project used community based interventions to reduce physical and sexual IPV, and reduce HIV incidence in the Rakai District of Uganda – an area characterised by high rates of HIV prevalence and incidence, and relatively high rates of IPV.