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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.

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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20 July 2017

Over 50% of people living with HIV on treatment, says landmark global report

19.5 million people globally are now on life-saving treatment, with AIDS-related deaths halved since 2005, according to UNAIDS.

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11 July 2017

Getting family planning to women in the poorest countries - are we failing?

New commitments are made at the Family Planning Summit to bolster access to modern contraceptives for the world’s poorest women – but is it enough to the bridge the gap?

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06 July 2017

2 million healthcare workers by 2020, says African Union

The African Union endorses two health plans to transform health systems and end AIDS by 2030 in the region.

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