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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 May 2019

'I want to hear real stories of lived experiences like mine'

In the latest of our guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Boitshepo Mmabatho Motsamai calls for a re-telling of LGBT+ narratives in traditional and digital media.

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25 April 2019

'You don’t come out once, you come out every day'

In the third of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Daphne Jena talks to Bee Chihera about her ongoing transformation.

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16 April 2019

From corrective rape to acceptance and support

In the second of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Thuthu Magagula talks to rape survivors from eSwatini about the needs of LGBTI+ adolescents.

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09 April 2019

Call me ‘they’ – then I can be me

In the first of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Bokang Bane talks to Layla, a transwoman from Lesotho, about the importance of respecting preferred pronouns.

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21 December 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa: binge drinking more common among people living with HIV

West and southern Africa study reveals significantly higher levels of binge drinking among people living with HIV than the general population.

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04 July 2018

The fall-out of war: women are twice as likely to be living with HIV in post-conflict Uganda

Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.

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07 March 2018

Cash transfers reduce risk of intimate partner violence for young girls in South Africa

Study finds that the risk of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) is reduced by giving regular cash payments to poor girls, but HIV infection rates are not affected.

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01 February 2018

Disruptions in PrEP adherence provide insights into intimate partner violence

New study finds strong links between PrEP disruptions and intimate partner violence in Kenya and Uganda. Combined interventions could be key to improving adherence and linking victims to support services.

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17 May 2016

Homophobia and transphobia in Zimbabwe: how to access HIV services?

“As I was developing into adulthood I started looking at a wide range of online media platforms searching for information on HIV prevention services and where l could access them. I just had a feeling that when I visited the nearest health facility the service providers might eavesdrop the service which I wanted to access.”

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09 November 2015

Uganda: young people need access to quality family planning services

Ndaula Hamidu, 24, was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern young men as well as young women.

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