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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.

16 February 2015

“Why I am not scared of knowing my HIV status”

As UNAIDS and UNICEF launch All In! on 17 February, a global initiative to reduce the unnecessary deaths of adolescents living with HIV, James Odongo reports on the realities faced by teens in Uganda.

13 February 2015

HIV infection not a barrier for kidney transplants between people living with HIV

New research from South Africa shows that HIV infection is not a barrier for kidney transplants between people living with HIV (PLHIV), making kidney transplantation from an HIV-positive donor an additional treatment option for PLHIV requiring renal-replacement therapy. An estimated eight to twenty-two percent of the people on HIV treatment in South Africa experience kidney failure, for people not on treatment this percentages is as high as 20 to 27 percent.

04 February 2015

New guidelines for osteoporosis treatment for people living with HIV

Screening for bone fracture risk should be a routine part of HIV care, as recommended by new guidelines published in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Evidence shows that low bone mineral density (osteoporosis) and fragility fractures occur more frequently in people living with HIV.