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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 November 2019

What do potential HIV self-testers think about the new technology in Africa?

Evidence review reveals what HIV self-testers, potential testers, policy-makers and healthcare providers in Eastern and Southern Africa think of the new testing technology.

26 July 2019

HIV self-testing in Senegal reaches first-time testers

HIV self-testing can help existing programmes to reach populations reporting barriers to engagement with existing and routine HIV testing services.

03 June 2019

Point-of-care devices for infant HIV diagnosis are effective and feasible in 8 African countries

Timely diagnosis of infants living with HIV in Africa remains a challenge, but new study shows point-of-care testing can work in the real world.

21 May 2019

Churches can help increase HIV testing in South African men

Religious leaders can play a critical role in reaching hard-to-reach groups with HIV testing, including men and first-time testers.  

18 March 2019

HIV self-testing is not a ‘magic bullet’

Self-testing reached men and youth with knowledge of their HIV status, but further intervention is needed to link people to antiretroviral treatment.  

07 February 2019

Gay apps reveal moderate HIV testing rates among gay men in Tokyo

Despite moderate HIV testing rates among men who have sex with men using apps in Tokyo, more needs to be done to reach those not attached to the gay community.

18 January 2019

Older and hard-to-reach men benefit from HIV self-testing in Zambia

HIV self-testing can increase knowledge of HIV status among men – particularly those older, and hard to reach – and should be considered as part of a comprehensive package in high prevalence settings.

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.