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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.

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24 November 2016

Capsule which delivers medicine for weeks after swallowing could revolutionise HIV treatment

A new pill technology has the potential to simplify HIV treatment and curb the rise of drug-resistant HIV.

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09 November 2016

Venezuelan AIDS-deaths double in five years amid mounting health crisis

Concerns have been raised about the shortage of antiretroviral drugs available for people living with HIV in Venezuela, which is in the midst of a mounting health crisis.

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11 July 2016

Feasible to prescribe ART to emergency department patients with suspected acute HIV infection

Pilot study demonstrates that delivering antiretroviral treatment to individuals presenting to emergency departments with suspected acute HIV infection is highly feasible,

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21 March 2016

ART has averted over 850,000 HIV-related opportunistic infections in low and middle income countries

Rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle income countries has averted over 850,000 cases of HIV-related opportunistic infections at a saving of at least $47 million per year.

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05 February 2016

Analysis: Tenofovir resistance ‘surprisingly common’

Resistance to the commonly prescribed antiretroviral drug tenofovir is ‘surprisingly common’, according to findings published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases last week. 

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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.

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