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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 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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16 May 2018

The battle to legalise same sex relations continues

Progress on decriminalising same sex relations continues but it’s slow – and in the meantime stigma and discrimination continue to undermine the HIV response.

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02 March 2018

#SheDecides – a movement for women’s empowerment for HIV prevention

Avert CEO, Sarah Hand, reflects on the wider role of #SheDecides for HIV and global development, one year on from its launch.

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01 March 2018

‘Keeping HIV a secret made me feel so isolated’: REAL STORIES from people dealing with HIV discrimination

HIV stigma is the greatest barrier to fighting the global HIV epidemic. On world Zero Discrimination Day, we challenge everyday stigma by sharing experiences from around the world.

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09 August 2017

Q&A: Speaking out on transgender recognition

Trans activists Marcela Romero and Mitch Yusof discuss the importance of gender recognition in HIV services for transgender people

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08 March 2016

The confinement of Eve: resolving Ebola, Zika and HIV with women’s bodies?

The pattern is clear: as a new global health crisis erupts, women are placed at the centre of impact. In some cases, women are held responsible for preventing transmission. In other cases, women are expected to manage the crisis in the face of failed health systems. And if the crisis has anything to do with children, pregnancy or sex, women are held responsible for managing it.

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19 August 2015

Communities are essential to HIV response

A new report by UNAIDS and the STOP AIDS Alliance emphasises the important role of communities around the world in combating HIV.

 

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12 December 2014

Human rights cannot be overlooked in the response to HIV

With the passing of International Human Rights Day on 10 December, it is important to recognise the link between HIV and human rights. Stigma and discrimination characterise the global HIV epidemic making it difficult for key populations to reach the HIV prevention and treatment services they need.

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22 August 2014

Corporate social responsibility to combat HIV in the workforce

Organisations operating in countries with a high HIV prevalence are increasingly making efforts to tackle the epidemic and develop strategies to reduce workers risk of HIV. Ill health and loss of life are major negative cost of the epidemic; however it also has the effect of crippling economies, as a significant proportion of the work force is affected. Industries such as oil and gas have realised that addressing HIV makes business sense, as well as ensuring the well-being of thousands of people.

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14 July 2014

Addressing stigma and discrimination through faith leaders

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) is being held this year in Melbourne, Australia, from July 20-25th. The biannual conference is one of the most important events in the HIV calendar, and gives an opportunity for a diverse range of voices to come together, share experiences and drive forward positive change for the HIV epidemic. This guest blog series will include reflections from key organisations working in the field of HIV - the HIV/AIDS Alliance, STOPAIDS, CAFOD and Save the Children.

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