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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.

21 March 2019

Single-tablet regimes biggest predictor of HIV treatment adherence in Brazil

There were no significant differences in adherence and viral suppression rates between people in relationships and those who are single in Brazil, but the type of regime and pill quantities predict better outcomes.

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13 March 2019

Point-of-care HIV viral load testing improves health outcomes

Giving patients their viral load test results on the same day improves viral load suppression rates and motivates patients to remain healthy.

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11 March 2019

Adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe are happier with peer mentors

Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS), a type of peer mentor in Zimbabwe, are a powerful tool to improve treatment outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing for young people living with HIV.

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28 February 2019

What are the treatment challenges for the over 50s in Africa?

Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of antiretroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.

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14 February 2019

Age increases multimorbidity risk in people with HIV in Brazil

The number of people living with HIV experiencing more than one non-communicable disease (NCD) increased as they got older, with metabolic diseases being the biggest contributor.

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30 January 2019

Unintended pregnancy leads to poorer treatment outcomes for women living with HIV in South Africa

Unplanned pregnancy may be ‘a common and persistent risk factor’ for poor antiretroviral treatment outcomes in South African women living with HIV.

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30 November 2018

World AIDS Day at 30: the 'AIDS' identity

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we look back at the difference in the AIDS identity from the 1980s to 2018.

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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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