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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.

12 August 2018

We know how! Responding to HIV and the youth bulge with youth voices

On International Youth Day (12 August), we look at the importance of youth involvement and safe spaces to respond to the HIV challenge related to the youth bulge.

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05 June 2018

Long-term HIV survivors – a call to not be forgotten

Long-term survivors – those diagnosed before effective treatment for HIV was around – face unique challenges relating to their mental and physical health. 

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29 March 2018

Transgender visibility, risk and improving the transition experience

Juno Roche – writer, campaigner and woman living with HIV – shares her experiences on risk, HIV and being trans for International Transgender Day of Visibility (31 March).

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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.

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15 August 2017

Criminalising drug users linked to increased HIV levels

A ground-breaking review provides stark evidence of the damage criminalisation has on preventing and treating HIV among people who inject drugs.

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27 June 2017

Hepatitis C, HIV and tuberculosis cause greatest harm for drug users globally

The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.

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29 November 2016

Seven things we can do to reduce the health impacts of drug use

According to a recent report, 12 million people inject drugs globally, but they are often simply judged, looked down on, condemned or ignored. This has serious health and social consequences for them, their families and their communities – not least in terms of their risk of acquiring or passing on HIV and hepatitis C.

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18 November 2016

Harm reduction programmes: ‘too few, too vulnerable and too underfunded’

People who inject drugs are increasingly left behind in the HIV response, with limited access to harm reduction services that secure their rights and their health. 

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21 July 2016

AIDS 2016: The call to end AIDS in children by 2020

A bold new framework, part of the ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ initiative, was launched at AIDS 2016 with the aim of ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.

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01 July 2016

Only one in six people who are dependent on drugs on treatment

Only one in six of the 29 million people who are dependent on drugs are accessing the vital treatment and support services they need, according to new data released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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