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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.

13 September 2019

Gender-based violence interventions for young people show disappointing results

An analysis of gender-based violence (GBV) interventions for young people living with or affected by HIV finds that fewer than half are effective.

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20 August 2019

Emergency departments are a ‘hotspot’ for HIV test-and-treat in South Africa

High HIV prevalence and attrition along the treatment cascade among emergency department (ED) populations highlights potential role of HIV services in theses settings.

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06 August 2019

Zimbabwe’s youth sexual and reproductive health strategy a success

Multiple complementary interventions scaled up at the national level in Zimbabwe results in improved sexual reproductive health outcomes for young people.  

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27 June 2019

Young sex workers and gay men in Cameroon – at-risk, but with no services

New study highlights unmet HIV prevention and treatment needs of young key affected populations in Cameroon.

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21 January 2019

Twice as many Kenyan truck drivers test for HIV following text alerts about self-testing

The hardest to reach truck drivers benefitted from text announcements about self-testing availability, but the vast majority still did not test – how can we reach them?

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22 June 2018

Pushing for harm reduction success in Burundi

Burundi learn about harm reduction from one of the pioneers on the African continent.

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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.

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13 July 2017

Malawian gay men living with HIV more likely to live in rural settings

A study of gay men in Malawi reveals very low levels of HIV testing and treatment access nationwide – with distinct geographic disparities in HIV prevalence that need to be taken into consideration and addressed.

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13 April 2017

Male involvement crucial for keeping women on Option B+ in Malawi

A lack of male involvement in their partner’s HIV treatment programme before and after pregnancy has been found to be one of the biggest challenges to retaining women in HIV care in Malawi.

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26 September 2016

Prisoners in Zambia need better access to HIV services

Zambian officials promote absitinence in prisons, turning a blind eye to the HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men

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