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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.

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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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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13 June 2017

Cryptococcal meningitis remains a leading killer of people living with HIV

First update on cryptococcus in the era of antiretroviral treatment expansion reveals disproportionate burden in sub-Saharan Africa and a need for better treatment options.

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13 October 2016

Global Tuberculosis Report 2016: An ‘uphill battle’ in the fight against TB

Progress in halting TB – the world’s leading infectious disease killer – is plagued by a lack of political will and inequalities in healthcare access

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26 May 2016

Off the radar: Cryptococcal meningitis

Cryptococcal meningitis (crypto) may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about HIV – but this common opportunistic infection and AIDS-defining illness is one of the leading killers of people living with HIV globally.

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19 April 2016

First diagnosed case of Alzheimer’s in a person living with HIV

Doctors at Georgetown University in the USA have reported the first diagnosed case of Alzheimer’s disease in a person living with HIV. It was previously thought that HIV-related inflammation in the brain may prevent amyloid deposition – one of the likely causes of Alzheimer’s disease. 1

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