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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.

25 February 2016

Major disparities persist in lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis in the US

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA have released a study of lifetime risk of HIV, concluding that if HIV infection rates remain as they are black gay and bisexual men in Ameria have a 1 in 2 risk of being diagnosed in their lifetime and Latino gay men have a risk of 1 in 4.

24 February 2016

Nigerian government must scale up fight against HIV

In 30 years of HIV in Nigeria efforts to combat the virus have had limited success, and new infections are recorded daily especially among more at risk groups such as young people, sex workers and men who have sex with men.

16 February 2016

HIV prevention in adult film industry – testing alone ‘not sufficient’

An adult film actor has been infected with HIV during production in the USA, prompting the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to call on the industry to re-evaluate its approach to HIV prevention, as ‘testing alone is not sufficient to prevent occupational HIV transmission’.

09 February 2016

Black Americans less likely to remain in HIV care

New research indicates that only 38% of black Americans living with HIV consistently remain in HIV care, compared to 50% for Hispanic/ Latino Americans, and 49% for white Americans.