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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.

06 December 2016

India reaches 1 million people on treatment

The world’s second largest antiretroviral treatment programme is now reaching just under half of all those living with HIV in India, but challenges remain to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets.

29 September 2016

The Philippine drug war: A crisis of human rights and HIV

3,000 people have been killed in drug-related crackdowns. This hard-line stance threatens to derail the HIV response in the country, as harm reduction services face mounting pressure to close.

12 July 2016

Australia has beaten AIDS but HIV continues to spread

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations this week declared that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in Australia. In contrast HIV remains a high concern, with no decline in the number of new HIV transmissions for the past decade.

08 June 2016

Thailand first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminnate mother-to-child transmission, meaning the rate of transmission has fallen below 2%.

29 April 2016

Calls for PrEP scale-up in Asia-Pacific

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia Pacific have called on national governments to create PrEP implementation strategies to help stem the fast-growing HIV epidemic among MSM. 

07 April 2016

Indian study proves that more people virally suppressed in a population equals fewer HIV infections

Indian study that bridges the gap between evidence from a closely-monitored trial and evidence from global surveillance, by finding a clear correlation between treatment, viral suppression and HIV incidence in large populations.

05 January 2016

ARVs added to India’s National Essential Medicines List

HIV drugs should now be more accessible in India, after the country’s National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) was expanded to include antiretrovirals (ARVs) and many other medicines.