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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 January 2018

Chemsex is an issue among gay men living with HIV in the UK, study reveals

With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.

25 January 2018

Just 45% of young women in East and Southern Africa are virally suppressed

PEPFAR-funded Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys reveal a lack of knowledge of HIV status as a major barrier to achieving global HIV targets.  

19 January 2018

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data.

17 January 2018

5 HIV cure myths exposed

There is no cure or vaccine for HIV – we debunk myths and rumours which suggest there are.

12 January 2018

Attitudes drive drug policy, not facts, says Global Commission

Language matters. Changing how people who use drugs are treated requires changing how we speak about them.

09 January 2018

5 of the weirdest HIV transmission myths ever

Get a reality check on some of the most bizarre rumours about how HIV is transmitted.

05 January 2018

2020 family planning targets in doubt besides progress

The 2020 goal of reaching 120 million additional girls and young women with modern contraceptives is likely to be missed, despite millions of new users.