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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.

11 January 2019

Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing.

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30 November 2018

6 things to say to a friend who’s worried about testing for HIV

Being afraid of taking an HIV test is pretty common, but here are 6 things you can say to help put someone’s mind at rest.

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16 October 2018

Talking HIV: the fear of going to the clinic

For lots of people, the ‘fear of the unknown’ stops them from accessing sexual health testing and support. In this episode, Jim and Andy remember how they used to feel going into clinics and where they went for support. 

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10 October 2018

New screening tool offers cost-effective way to diagnose more HIV-positive adolescents

A simple questionnaire has been developed and validated in Harare, Zimbabwe, to pre-screen adolescents for HIV testing.

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14 September 2018

Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

Is food insecurity a barrier to HIV testing or a risk factor for testing HIV-positive in South Africa?

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11 September 2018

Doing it for themselves: Communities pioneer new HIV testing approach in Vietnam

A community-based HIV testing pilot set up in Viet Nam in 2016 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control is empowering communities and changing lives.

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03 September 2018

5 reasons to re-test for HIV today

Whether you’ve had unprotected sex or it’s just that time of year again, here are our top 5 reasons why you should test for HIV again.

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10 May 2018

HIV self-testers can use and interpret rapid tests as easily as a health worker

Self-testers are able to perform HIV tests and interpret the results as accurately as healthcare workers, a new evidence review has found.

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30 November 2017

To break the cycle of HIV infections, it's time to get young men testing

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Avert’s Sarah Hand argues that testing services must engage men in a more meaningful way if we are to tackle the rising epidemic among young women.

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27 November 2017

5 reasons why people put off HIV testing according to Google

Let's clear up the confusion around testing — because there’s no good reason to put off getting an HIV test

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