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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 April 2020

Newer type of HIV drug linked to weight gain

People on integrase inhibitors found to gain more weight on average than those on other treatment regimens

27 March 2020

British HIV organisations clarify coronavirus advice for people living with HIV

People with advanced HIV disease, opportunistic infections, or those not accessing treatment should be extra vigilant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

17 January 2020

HIV infections continue to fall in UK thanks to testing and treatment

UK efforts to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 are advancing, but challenges remain around reaching those undiagnosed and those diagnosed late.

23 December 2019

Supervised injection facilities reduce risk of premature death in Canada

Decade-long Canadian study of people who inject drugs reports high number of premature deaths – but finds those who regularly use supervised injection facilities are significantly less likely to die.

15 October 2019

HIV treatment for over 60s – switching drugs could improve bone and kidney health

Switching from an antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimen containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to a single-tablet regimen containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (ECETA) can improve bone density and kidney safety in those aged 60 and above, new study finds.

01 October 2019

Social platforms can help communicate sexual health messages to gay men

New study supports the use of dating apps and social media to communicate sexual health information to gay men in England.

04 July 2019

Less than 40% of adults in the USA have ever tested for HIV

Baseline HIV testing data reveals sub-optimal testing rates among those living in the most heavily burdened areas of the USA.

30 May 2019

Gay men in PROUD trial experienced high rates of intimate partner violence

Screening for intimate partner violence should form part of sexual health services to reach vulnerable gay men.

10 May 2019

Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

03 May 2019

Cocaine injecting and homelessness linked to Glasgow HIV outbreak

Rising HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Glasgow reveals changes in injecting behaviours, with cocaine injecting becoming more common – a practice with greater HIV risks