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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.

16 August 2019

Age-related policies and laws limit PrEP access where it's needed the most

To what extent do existing policies relating to age of consent for sexual reproductive health (SRH) services also affect PrEP access?

13 August 2019

WHO recommends option of event-driven PrEP for gay men

New technical guidance from the World Health Organization recognises effectiveness of event-driven PrEP for gay men following Prevenir study results.

18 July 2019

Hard-to-reach populations 45% less likely to achieve optimal HIV treatment adherence

New study finds treatment adherence a major challenge for excluded and hard to reach populations living with HIV, exacerbating existing health inequalities.

07 May 2019

HIV transmission risk is zero with suppressive treatment

PARTNER2 trial results confirm that gay men can also benefit from U=U (undetectable=untransmittable), as Lancet publishes final study report.

29 March 2019

Circumcision programmes can protect gay men from HIV

Men who have sex with men are not actively targeted by circumcision programmes, but an updated review reveals they could benefit from this HIV prevention intervention. 

10 August 2018

Revitalising the condom for the next generation – the missing piece of the prevention puzzle

HIV prevention is in need of a re-boot, cried many at AIDS 2018. Where better to start than with the condom, the most simple and effective intervention in our toolkit. 

20 July 2018

The seesaw effect: positive outcomes of sex education reduce over time – while condom use increases

Condom use among adolescents is likely to increase over time following sexual health education, while other positive behaviours and attitudes towards sexual activity and risk are likely to wane, a wide-ranging evidence review suggests.

16 March 2018

6 HIV facts to shout about

First off, it’s not all about condoms... Believe it or not, condoms aren’t the only way to prevent HIV anymore.

21 December 2016

Experimental PrEP drug injected once every two months to begin global trial

Adherence challenges with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be overcome if experimental long-acting HIV drug is found to be effective and acceptable.

30 November 2016

Holding our hands up for prevention

As we mark the 29th World AIDS Day, Sarah Hand says that with enough commitment, political will and funding we have the tools to achieve UNAIDS’ ambitious fast track targets – but only if we recognise the need for a new approach to HIV prevention.