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.
New mathematical modelling study suggests that the dapivirine vaginal ring could substantially reduce HIV infections among South African women and be an affordable intervention depending on roll-out strategy.
With news of another patient ‘cured’ we look back at 5 big moments in cure research and what they really mean
Scientists are hesitant to declare that there is no risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding by mothers with an undetectable viral load, as they have done for sexual transmission. We talk through why it’s contentious.
Get your head around three of the biggest talking points from this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).
There is no cure or vaccine for HIV – we debunk myths and rumours which suggest there are.
Drug trial results for new integrase inhibitor show promising viral suppression rates.
Targeting the human genes that HIV takes over and uses to replicate could provide a new approach to HIV treatment and suppression – although more research is required.
One of the first studies into viral communication shows that viruses that infect bacteria (phages) leave chemical messages for each other which help them decide whether to kill or linger. Disrupting these messages could provide a new way to control HIV.
New HIV vaccine trial builds on success of 2009 Thai trial that showed 31.2% effectiveness in preventing HIV.
Over 300,000 AIDS-related deaths each year could be prevented through better diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections
Viral load testing could become more accessible to millions of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa thanks to a new USB testing stick.