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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.

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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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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16 June 2017

One in three people with HIV start treatment late in low- and middle-income countries

World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines call for all people newly diagnosed to start treatment straight away – but worrying numbers of people in high-burden countries still test and present late to care.

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25 November 2016

Treatment access masks wider barriers to 2020 targets

Treatment access gains are to be applauded – but we will get nowhere if we don’t prevent more new infections and reach out to key affected populations.

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23 December 2015

2015: 7 hot topics from the global HIV response

2015 has been a momentous year for the HIV response and global development. Bold commitments have been made to accelerate efforts towards the common goal of ending AIDS as a global public health threat by 2030.

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