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.
As news hits that the USA is to open up its first safer injecting facility – where else in the world do they exist and why are they important for improving health outcomes?
One of the first studies into viral communication shows that viruses that infect bacteria (phages) leave chemical messages for each other which help them decide whether to kill or linger. Disrupting these messages could provide a new way to control HIV.
HIV home-testing kits are available in a growing number of countries. They offer you the convenience of taking an HIV test in your own time and in the privacy of your own home – but are they for everyone?
HIV is more proactively monitored among urban HIV patients than rural patients, and drug resistance and treatment failure is less prevalent. However outcomes for second line treatment remain similar.
Understanding the vaginal microbiome and how it impacts HIV risk could help develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies for young women in sub-Saharan Africa.
Treatment scale-up has had major public health benefits. But where resources are scarce, interventions to keep people in care could be more cost-effective than moving to treat everybody living with HIV after diagnosis.
With 17 million people now accessing antiretroviral treatment worldwide, HIV drug resistance has the potential to unravel progress towards the Fast-Track target of ending AIDS by 2030.