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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 April 2018

Violence a major driver for teens not taking their HIV treatment

Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.

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15 December 2017

Persistent low-level viraemia – a serious threat to treatment programmes in low-resourced countries

Low-level viraemia is linked to treatment failure, but we are failing to make best use of effective HIV treatment as a result of inadequate viral load monitoring.

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22 November 2017

Men left behind – an analysis of 12 years of HIV treatment in South Africa

South Africa’s national antiretroviral treatment programme has successfully reduced deaths and enabled people with HIV to maintain good health – but men are far less likely to benefit.

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20 October 2017

Radical reductions in health inequalities with HIV treatment

New research shows antiretroviral treatment radically reduces health inequalities – supporting arguments for scale-up of HIV treatment in low-resourced contexts.

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18 October 2017

Talking HIV: Motherhood and HIV in Malawi

What's it like to be pregnant and living with HIV? In this installment of the series, Chifundo and Tiyamike talk about how they look after their health whilst pregnant and how the virus has affected their relationships.

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11 October 2017

Talking HIV: Making the drugs work for you

In the latest episode of the series, sex workers Chrissy and Fatima talk about their experiences living with HIV, sharing tips on how to deal with the side effects of taking ARV drugs.

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04 October 2017

Talking HIV: Young and positive in Malawi

What’s it really like to be young and living with HIV in Malawi? In the second instalment of our Talking HIV series we hear from Favour and Jimmy who are both 19 and living with HIV. 

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27 September 2017

Talking HIV: New series shares real-life experiences of people living with HIV

In Avert’s revealing new podcast series we hear from people whose lives have been affected by HIV. 

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25 July 2017

New HIV infections fall by 44% in Swaziland

Swaziland – the country with the world’s largest HIV prevalence – is showing signs of getting the epidemic under control, as more people access treatment and become virally suppressed.

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14 March 2017

Kenyan experience highlights potential of Situation Room HIV mobile app

Just over a year since launch, a new mobile app is helping Kenya track progress, plan and allocate resources for the HIV response, providing useful learning for other countries.

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