You are here

News

subscribe

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.

31 May 2016

2 million more on HIV treatment in 2015

At least two million more people were accessing HIV treatment globally in 2015 than a year earlier, according to new data from UNAIDS.

26 May 2016

Off the radar: Cryptococcal meningitis

Cryptococcal meningitis (crypto) may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about HIV – but this common opportunistic infection and AIDS-defining illness is one of the leading killers of people living with HIV globally.

25 May 2016

In Option B+, side-effects and needing time to think are key reasons for not taking HIV medication

A qualitative study of women in Malawi who chose not to take HIV treatment as part of the country’s Option B+ programme, or who interrupted their treatment, has found that needing more time to think, concerns about partner support, and side-effects were important reasons for declining to take HIV treatment.

20 May 2016

Organisations representing gay and drug user voices banned from UN High-Level Meeting

More than 20 organisations representing the voices of people who use drugs and LGBT communities have been banned by their countries from attending next month’s UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. 

17 May 2016

Q&A: Activist Badr Baabou on the complex challenges of homophobia and HIV in the Middle East and North Africa

Interview with Badr Baabou, an LGBTI activist in Tunisia, about the challenges facing LGBTI communities in the Middle East and North Africa.

17 May 2016

Homophobia and transphobia in Zimbabwe: how to access HIV services?

“As I was developing into adulthood I started looking at a wide range of online media platforms searching for information on HIV prevention services and where l could access them. I just had a feeling that when I visited the nearest health facility the service providers might eavesdrop the service which I wanted to access.”

13 May 2016

HIV criminalisation rising globally

HIV criminalisation is a growing global issue that is threatening effective HIV prevention, treatment and support, according to a new report from the HIV Justice Network and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). 

10 May 2016

Hepatitis C becomes the leading infectious disease killer in the USA

Hepatitis C (HCV) has become the leading infectious disease killer in the United States of America (USA), exceeding the combined total deaths of 60 other diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis. HCV is a major co-morbidity for people living with HIV.

05 May 2016

USA: HIV incidence declining, but not enough to reach targets

The number of new HIV infections in the USA has fallen by 11% between 2010 and 2015, however the rate of decline falls far short of the goals set in the 2010-2015 National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS).