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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 June 2019

New rapid test significantly more effective for TB-diagnosis in people with HIV

Compared to the only other approved device for TB detection in people living with HIV, the new FujiLAM point-of-care test offers superior diagnostic sensitivity.

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20 February 2019

Viral load monitoring motivates HIV treatment adherence in eSwatini

The treat-all policy will only succeed if people keep taking their HIV treatment. It is important to motivate people who started treatment while they were still feeling well. 

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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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10 October 2017

Depression: a ‘serious public health hazard’ for people with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Untreated depression could seriously compromise treatment outcomes for people living with HIV, warn critics.

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12 October 2016

Zimbabwe: Improved treatment coverage cuts TB rates

Expanding access to treatment for people living with HIV is shown to decrease tuberculosis (TB) incidence – but it is not the silver bullet.

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07 October 2016

New cervical screening method could save women’s lives in low-income countries

Study in South Africa and Burkina Faso shows that simple HPV screening could help save lives in places with limited health infrastructure.

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05 October 2016

Kenya leads the way in child-friendly TB treatment

Kenya becomes first country in the world to introduce child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicine. It is hoped that the roll-out of this medication will drastically reduce the number of child TB deaths in the country.

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24 March 2016

Hope's story: "Having TB and HIV is not easy but I am fighting hard"

Sitting in her small flat that she once shared with friends in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, Hope* (27), a sex worker chronicles life from her first diagnosis with tuberculosis (TB) and later HIV.

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28 January 2016

New AVERT and Comic Relief partnership tackles HIV and TB in Zambia

AVERT has launched a new partnership to support communities affected by the dual epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in Zambia, thanks to funding from Comic Relief.

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