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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.

31 October 2016

Hope for people living with multi-drug resistant HIV

Phase III trials of the intravenous drug ibalizumab have been found to significantly reduce viral load in people living with HIV who do not respond to existing treatment.

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25 October 2016

Understanding the barriers to circumcision in southern and eastern Africa

Despite a willingness of men to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention benefits in sub-Saharan Africa, uptake is low with just 56% of the 20.8 million circumcisions by 2016 target met.

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21 October 2016

Poverty holds back progress in prevention of mother-to-child transmission in Nigeria

Women in Nigeria face cycles of stigma and poverty that severley limit their access to HIV serivces, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission services.

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13 October 2016

Global Tuberculosis Report 2016: An ‘uphill battle’ in the fight against TB

Progress in halting TB – the world’s leading infectious disease killer – is plagued by a lack of political will and inequalities in healthcare access

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12 October 2016

Zimbabwe: Improved treatment coverage cuts TB rates

Expanding access to treatment for people living with HIV is shown to decrease tuberculosis (TB) incidence – but it is not the silver bullet.

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07 October 2016

New cervical screening method could save women’s lives in low-income countries

Study in South Africa and Burkina Faso shows that simple HPV screening could help save lives in places with limited health infrastructure.

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05 October 2016

Kenya leads the way in child-friendly TB treatment

Kenya becomes first country in the world to introduce child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicine. It is hoped that the roll-out of this medication will drastically reduce the number of child TB deaths in the country.

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