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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.

05 October 2018

HIV and cervical cancer – a perfect storm for women in Africa

Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected – and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects are amplifed.

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28 September 2018

HIV and abortion – a human rights challenge

On International Safe Abortion Day (28 September), we give an overview of the link between HIV and abortion and the need for broader sexual reproductive health rights for women.

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21 September 2018

Fighting tuberculosis – the disease that doesn’t go away

Getting on top of the tuberculosis epidemic requires renewed attention, and bringing HIV out of isolation. 
 

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19 September 2018

A hepatitis C cure is here, but still too few people can get it

Opportunities to increase access to the hepatitis C cure exist – but strong political will is needed and many countries are failing to benefit from cheaper generics.

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20 August 2018

New ‘treat all’ hepatitis C guidelines learn from the HIV experience

In their first treatment update since 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopts a ‘treat all’ approach for hepatitis C, guided by the success of the HIV treatment experience.

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11 July 2018

Finding a cure for hepatitis B: are we close?

Despite the huge human and economic toll, research into hepatitis B remains drastically underfunded, and was recently alikened to a neglected tropical disease. But hope for a cure is growing.

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18 May 2018

Access to hepatitis C treatment increasing among people living with HIV.

Increasing numbers of people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) are accessing treatment for HCV as antivirals become more effective – but challenges beyond increasing access, remain.

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19 April 2018

Safe and effective $300 hepatitis C treatment a global game-changer

Interim clinical trial results offer hope to people living with hepatitis C who stand to benefit from reduced price treatment, including the 2.3 million people who have HIV co-infection.

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23 March 2018

Tuberculosis rates falling across Europe – but drug resistance remains a threat

In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (March 24), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization reveal the region is off- target to end TB by 2030.

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08 December 2017

The impact of food insecurity on HIV and hepatitis co-infection.

New research shows that food insecurity can impact treatment outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection.

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