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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.

02 September 2020

Changing gender attitudes in South Africa linked to increased access to TV and smartphones

Researchers evaluating the impact of a community HIV prevention programme observed a shift in gender attitudes, linked in particular to the influence of TV dramas.

05 August 2020

The potential of social media to better engage gay and bisexual men in HIV prevention

Reuben Silungwe explains how social media and related online platforms are impacting the HIV response in Zambia.

29 July 2020

What happens when stigma and discrimination take the place of compassion

Levy Ngosa explores how the knock-on effect of discriminatory laws and policies impede access to HIV prevention and treatment services

09 July 2019

Talking HIV: Sex and sexual health in our communities

"I'm still to find those people who identify as British or maybe Asian, south Asian that are open about their HIV status because it is so stigmatised."

16 May 2019

'I want to hear real stories of lived experiences like mine'

In the latest of our guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Boitshepo Mmabatho Motsamai calls for a re-telling of LGBT+ narratives in traditional and digital media.

29 April 2019

Decriminalisation: bringing the conversation out of isolation

In the latest in our new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Denver Kisting talks to lawyer Arvind Narrain about his early days of LGBT campaigning and where we’re at with decriminalising homosexuality.

25 April 2019

'You don’t come out once, you come out every day'

In the third of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Daphne Jena talks to Bee Chihera about her ongoing transformation.

16 April 2019

From corrective rape to acceptance and support

In the second of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Thuthu Magagula talks to rape survivors from eSwatini about the needs of LGBTI+ adolescents.

09 April 2019

Call me ‘they’ – then I can be me

In the first of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Bokang Bane talks to Layla, a transwoman from Lesotho, about the importance of respecting preferred pronouns.

01 April 2019

Supervised injecting can reach the most vulnerable in remote settings in North America

Many mid-sized, remote cities in North America are dealing with epidemics of opioid use – new research reveals supervised injecting facilities are acceptable in these settings.