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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 November 2019

‘Critically low’ awareness of HIV status among gay men in Africa

Men who have sex with men in Africa are more likely to test for HIV than other African men, but are significantly less likely to be on treatment or virally suppressed.

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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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05 September 2019

Community-led outreach in Vietnam reduces HIV risk and increases testing

The most comprehensive study to date of peer outreach in Vietnam finds it significantly increases HIV knowledge and testing and reduces risky behaviour.

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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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19 June 2019

India’s injecting epidemic – a problem for young people

People between the ages of 18-30 who inject drugs in India, are a critical sub-population driving the HIV epidemic in the country.

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30 May 2019

Gay men in PROUD trial experienced high rates of intimate partner violence

Screening for intimate partner violence should form part of sexual health services to reach vulnerable gay men.

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15 May 2019

Reaching key populations with HIV services in India – perfecting the integrated model

Increasing exposure to integrated HIV services for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India may be a critical determinant of services’ success.

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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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