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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.

14 December 2018

Adolescents living with HIV are struggling to stay in treatment 

New research reveals high rates of loss to follow-up among adolescents, with rates among those acquiring the infection in their teens nearly three times that of those infected perinatally. 

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13 December 2018

Harm reduction progress: Slow. Uneven. Stagnated

Harm reduction for the 15.6 million people who inject drugs remains a critical cornerstone to respond to the global epidemics of HIV and hepatitis C – but progress has stagnated.

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30 November 2018

World AIDS Day at 30: the 'AIDS' identity

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we look back at the difference in the AIDS identity from the 1980s to 2018.

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14 November 2018

Why we should no longer talk about ‘disclosing’ our HIV status

Alongside the liberating U = U message, there’s no place for the stigmatising language of HIV ‘disclosure’ anymore, says HIV peer mentor Rob Hammond.

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01 November 2018

Recent incarceration drives HIV and hepatitis C epidemics in people who inject drugs

Recent incarceration is a driver of HIV and hepatitis C infections in people who inject drugs, according to a landmark global review.

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26 October 2018

7 steps to hepatitis elimination

Sustained action is needed now if we are to capitalise on the opportunity to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

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28 September 2018

HIV and abortion – a human rights challenge

On International Safe Abortion Day (28 September), we give an overview of the link between HIV and abortion and the need for broader sexual reproductive health rights for women.

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21 September 2018

Fighting tuberculosis – the disease that doesn’t go away

Getting on top of the tuberculosis epidemic requires renewed attention, and bringing HIV out of isolation. 
 

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19 September 2018

A hepatitis C cure is here, but still too few people can get it

Opportunities to increase access to the hepatitis C cure exist – but strong political will is needed and many countries are failing to benefit from cheaper generics.

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07 September 2018

HIV, breastfeeding and being ‘undetectable’

Scientists are hesitant to declare that there is no risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding by mothers with an undetectable viral load, as they have done for sexual transmission. We talk through why it’s contentious.

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