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24 March 2016

Hope's story: "Having TB and HIV is not easy but I am fighting hard"

Sitting in her small flat that she once shared with friends in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, Hope* (27), a sex worker chronicles life from her first diagnosis with tuberculosis (TB) and later HIV.

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23 March 2016

Advocates left shocked by NHS England decision against providing PrEP

National Health Service (NHS) England has decided against providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-negative people at a high risk of HIV, sparking outrage among a number of HIV charities and service providers in the UK.

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21 March 2016

ART has averted over 850,000 HIV-related opportunistic infections in low and middle income countries

Rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle income countries has averted over 850,000 cases of HIV-related opportunistic infections at a saving of at least $47 million per year.

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16 March 2016

‘Progressive’ national sex worker plan launched in South Africa

A new HIV plan, hailed as 'unique' and 'progressive', has been launched in South Africa that aims to reduce the burden of HIV among sex workers in the country.

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14 March 2016

New mobile platform to improve care for people living with HIV

A new mobile platform that links people living with HIV to vital healthcare services is to be piloted in Cote d’Ivoire.

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08 March 2016

The confinement of Eve: resolving Ebola, Zika and HIV with women’s bodies?

The pattern is clear: as a new global health crisis erupts, women are placed at the centre of impact. In some cases, women are held responsible for preventing transmission. In other cases, women are expected to manage the crisis in the face of failed health systems. And if the crisis has anything to do with children, pregnancy or sex, women are held responsible for managing it.

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08 March 2016

Q&A – David Odali: Involving men to prevent HIV in women in Malawi

David Odali, director of the Umunthu Foundation, AVERT’s partner in Malawi, offers insight into his experiences of working with men to help reduce local women’s vulnerability to HIV. A Q&A for International Women’s Day.

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02 March 2016

Christine's story: how I help fellow sex workers keep healthy

Christine Namutebi, 21, lost her parents at the age of five, and was not able to stay in school. At the age of 18, she moved to Kampala, Uganda and started selling sex.

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