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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.

30 June 2017

Partners of people living with HIV more likely to test when encouraged by health worker

Healthcare workers should help people living with HIV to get their partners to test, says an analysis which informed updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

27 June 2017

Hepatitis C, HIV and tuberculosis cause greatest harm for drug users globally

The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.

22 June 2017

PrEP now included on the WHO Essential Medicines List

Key HIV drugs added to the list of medicines critical to public health, including tenofovir for HIV prevention, and dolutegravir.

16 June 2017

One in three people with HIV start treatment late in low- and middle-income countries

World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines call for all people newly diagnosed to start treatment straight away – but worrying numbers of people in high-burden countries still test and present late to care.

13 June 2017

Cryptococcal meningitis remains a leading killer of people living with HIV

First update on cryptococcus in the era of antiretroviral treatment expansion reveals disproportionate burden in sub-Saharan Africa and a need for better treatment options.

02 June 2017

People living with HIV have increased risk of neurocognitive impairment when they grow older

In the era of highly active antiretroviral treatment, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) still affect people living with HIV as they get older