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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.

25 January 2018

Just 45% of young women in East and Southern Africa are virally suppressed

PEPFAR-funded Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys reveal a lack of knowledge of HIV status as a major barrier to achieving global HIV targets.  

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09 January 2018

5 of the weirdest HIV transmission myths ever

Get a reality check on some of the most bizarre rumours about how HIV is transmitted.

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05 January 2018

2020 family planning targets in doubt besides progress

The 2020 goal of reaching 120 million additional girls and young women with modern contraceptives is likely to be missed, despite millions of new users.

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14 December 2017

UNICEF warns, the global HIV response is failing children and adolescents

Children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa need to be urgently prioritised otherwise HIV targets will not be met.

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13 December 2017

Fixed-dose regimes ‘modestly’ lower risk of HIV treatment failure

New research compares treatment outcomes of single versus multiple tablet regimes, raising questions around cost-effectiveness.

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01 December 2017

UNAIDS: Men are a blind spot in the HIV response

A global lack of HIV services specifically targeting men, and harmful masculinity norms, mean men are not being reached with HIV services. This is hampering the ambition to end AIDS by 2030.

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07 November 2017

HIV in West and Central Africa – the state of an epidemic left behind

The UNAIDS, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and African Union 18-month catch-up plan aims to increase treatment access and reduce mortality in West and Central Africa.

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16 October 2017

Backlash from civil society as PEPFAR announces three-year strategy

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is to accelerate efforts in just 13 countries under its news strategy. But critics say this narrowed focus could lead to a resurgence of the HIV epidemic.

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08 September 2017

HIV funding cutbacks: severe health outcomes for minimal financial gains

Savings would be ‘small and transient’ – raising significant ethical and efficacy concerns about the benefit of US budget cuts for HIV programming abroad. 

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17 August 2017

5 steps to having good sex on your first time

We know the idea of ‘losing it’ can be nerve-wracking, but this needn’t take the enjoyment out of having sex. Whether you’re straight, gay or anything in between – we’ve some top tips to help ensure your first time is fun and enjoyable.

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