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.
A new low-cost, low-tech method for predicting an adult’s risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) could represent a major step forward for TB prevention.
Although the risk of developing cancer is decreasing for people living with HIV as antiretroviral treatment (ART) improves, it remains higher for certain cancers – and as ART expands, this burden is expected to grow.
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.
Landmark Lancet study shows the benefit of a simplified approach to HIV testing, diagnosis and linking to care for people living with HIV in a middle-income country.
Mandatory HIV testing is a ‘knee-jerk and untenable reaction’, and it ultimately does not get more people testing for HIV.
A pilot that saw health workers adopt ‘patient-centred’ communication at an HIV clinic in rural Tanzania led to a three-fold increase in the number of people openly reporting treatment adherence problems.
Swaziland – the country with the world’s largest HIV prevalence – is showing signs of getting the epidemic under control, as more people access treatment and become virally suppressed.
19.5 million people globally are now on life-saving treatment, with AIDS-related deaths halved since 2005, according to UNAIDS.
Around 40% of all HIV infections are left undiagnosed worldwide, and new approaches such as self-testing are needed to ensure 90% of all people with HIV by 2020 are aware of their status.
A study of gay men in Malawi reveals very low levels of HIV testing and treatment access nationwide – with distinct geographic disparities in HIV prevalence that need to be taken into consideration and addressed.