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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.

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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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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23 April 2018

First global comparison reveals stark health inequalities among adolescents born with HIV.

New research highlights significant gaps in health outcomes for adolescents born with HIV across the world – but paints a hopeful picture for the future as treatment access expands.

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21 December 2017

The challenge of HIV drug resistance as prevalence exceeds 10%

As HIV drug resistance increases in low- and middle-income countries, getting people onto antiretroviral treatment means little in the long run if treatment programming is not also strengthened.

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29 September 2017

Disagreement over best treatment regimes for pregnant women with HIV

A BMJ international panel made up of women living with HIV, specialist doctors, and general practitioners recommends non-tenofovir based treatment regimes for pregnant women living with HIV.

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28 July 2017

Focusing on those with advanced HIV in the era of 'Treat All'

In the era of treat all, renewed emphasis is needed on the 39% of people living with HIV who start treatment late who are at an increased risk of deaths and opportunistic infections.

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02 June 2017

People living with HIV have increased risk of neurocognitive impairment when they grow older

In the era of highly active antiretroviral treatment, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) still affect people living with HIV as they get older

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15 May 2017

Life expectancy for people with HIV is now near-normal – but only for those accessing treatment

There has been a vast decline in mortality among people with HIV who get on antiretroviral treatment – but who are we leaving behind?

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31 March 2017

Asia performs better than Africa in keeping people adhering to HIV treatment

Weaker health systems and psychosocial factors may explain the differences in adherence patterns between Asia and Africa, the world’s two most HIV-affected regions.

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13 May 2016

HIV criminalisation rising globally

HIV criminalisation is a growing global issue that is threatening effective HIV prevention, treatment and support, according to a new report from the HIV Justice Network and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). 

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