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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.

01 April 2019

Supervised injecting can reach the most vulnerable in remote settings in North America

Many mid-sized, remote cities in North America are dealing with epidemics of opioid use – new research reveals supervised injecting facilities are acceptable in these settings. 

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05 December 2018

Talking HIV: changing the conversation about condoms

“There are alternatives to using condoms that… we should explore or a least learn about… before we make an opinioned choice”

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16 July 2018

France: the changing characteristics of people living with HIV on hepatitis C treatment

Fewer people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) who have a history of injecting drug use and unstable housing are on newer, more effective HCV medication, new research from France finds.

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29 June 2018

Stamping out stigma: does social support hold the answer?

Social support found to be the most effective component in stigma interventions among African American women living with HIV. Workshop activities themselves were not associated with significant change in experiences of stigma.

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09 April 2018

HIV criminalisation deters men from testing and can increase HIV transmission rates

Findings show that fear of prosecution can drive new infections, as it puts men off knowing their status.

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13 September 2017

Most HIV-positive migrants in Europe acquired HIV post-migration

The majority of migrants living with HIV in Europe became infected after arriving to their new country – debunking the previously held assumption that HIV infections among migrants are imported.

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08 October 2014

Can the Netherlands keep their leading role in harm reduction programmes?

Last week, the European Harm Reduction Conference 2014 was hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As a leading country for harm reduction policy, it is a good time to critically assess the effectiveness of harm reduction programmes in the Netherlands. It begs the question: Can the Netherlands still be used as an example for the rest of the world?

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