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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.

23 April 2019

Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care.

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01 March 2019

7% of children living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa die in the two years after starting treatment

HIV care attrition is more common in paediatric patients living with HIV; understanding how much of this is mortality-related can help policymakers develop interventions to stop it.

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13 February 2019

Cryptococcal meningitis screening is worth the money in Uganda

Cost should not be a barrier for the full implementation of cryptococcal meningitis screening programmes for people living with HIV as per World Health Organization recommendations.

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03 January 2019

Location inherently linked to unsuppressed viral load among young South African women

Multiple partners, migration, and living in an HIV ‘hotspot’ have been identified as key drivers of unsuppressed viral load among young women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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06 June 2018

'Emotional closeness’ key to successful HIV treatment support

The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from Botswana suggests.

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24 May 2018

Children born with HIV on treatment experience next-to-no developmental set-backs at the age of 5

New data on the impact of different treatment strategies on the neuro-development of young children living with HIV has been released, showing normal development in all areas apart from visual perception.

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02 October 2017

Breakthrough as single-dose HIV treatment deal announced

Agreement ushers in first single-dose, affordable HIV treatment for low- and middle-income countries.

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21 August 2017

Better patient communication gets more people admitting adherence issues

A pilot that saw health workers adopt ‘patient-centred’ communication at an HIV clinic in rural Tanzania led to a three-fold increase in the number of people openly reporting treatment adherence problems.

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28 June 2017

HIV wonder drug dolutegravir to be rolled-out in Kenya

UNITAID partners to bring newer and more effective HIV treatment options to countries where they are needed most.

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03 March 2017

Decentralised antiretroviral treatment delivery in an urban setting – a Kinshasa success

The first ever study evaluating the decentralising of HIV care through antiretroviral treatment (ART) distribution centres shows low rates of patient loss in the city.

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