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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.

19 November 2018

The ‘Mama Mshauri’ effect: keeping mothers in HIV care after birth

Women in Kenya assigned to a lay counsellor – known as a ‘Mama Mshauri’ – to help them in the period around their birth are more likely to stay in care compared to mothers who were not.

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14 November 2018

Why we should no longer talk about ‘disclosing’ our HIV status

Alongside the liberating U = U message, there’s no place for the stigmatising language of HIV ‘disclosure’ anymore, says HIV peer mentor Rob Hammond.

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07 November 2018

Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 

People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

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24 October 2018

Talking HIV: stigma and how it has changed in recent years

In this episode of Talking HIV, Rob and Tony from the UK, share their experiences of HIV stigma and some of the reactions they get when they share their HIV status.

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12 October 2018

Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

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08 October 2018

Talking HIV: Telling people about your HIV status

Sharing your #HIV status can be daunting at any age, but for young people it can be even more challenging. In this episode, Gracious and Theresa share their experiences telling loved ones about their HIV status. 

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02 August 2018

Dolutegravir, contraception and women’s choice

Dolutegravir’s first bump in the road to global roll-out begs larger questions around women’s rights and access to contraceptives at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

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12 July 2018

‘Out’ vs. ‘hidden’ – how HIV transmission patterns differ in men who have sex with men

Men who don’t disclose same-sex sexual behaviour have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men.

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20 June 2018

The reality of living with HIV as a refugee in Uganda

Violence and lack of resources mean refugees living with HIV face unique barriers to adhering to treatment.

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27 April 2018

Tenofovir is safe for pregnant women living with HIV and their babies

Reassurance for women living with HIV as commonly prescribed HIV drug deemed as safe as other regimes.

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