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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.

08 November 2019

Young adolescent girls are benefitting from US-led DREAMS initiative in Africa

Ambitious HIV and sexual health initiative, DREAMS, is successfully reaching young adolescent girls in Kenya and South Africa one year after implementation.

22 October 2019

A decade of HIV treatment has failed the most high-risk young women

A review of HIV incidence among young people in east and southern Africa since antiretroviral treatment (ART) roll-out reveals failures to reach the highest-risk young women.

26 March 2019

Nigerian HIV survey – young women are most affected

More robust data on Nigeria’s HIV epidemic provides new insights that can help target HIV resources.

09 January 2019

Micro-level mapping in Zimbabwe identifies key HIV hotspots

A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements.  

09 August 2018

The HIV prevention crisis – increasing knowledge through innovation

With no improvements in HIV knowledge over the last decade, the signalling of a ‘prevention crisis’ by UNAIDS calls for innovation in the response.  

02 May 2018

HIV response in Nigeria buckles under pressure of continued conflict with Boko Haram

New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.  

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.  

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.

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.

21 June 2017

Getting children on HIV treatment – the failure of the Global Plan

Ending paediatric AIDS is now within our reach thanks to the mass scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. However, the treatment needs for children already living with HIV must to be urgently addressed.