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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.

07 November 2018

Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 

People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

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02 November 2018

Malaysia eliminates HIV transmission from mother-to-child

Malaysia celebrates milestone victory for preventable diseases in babies.

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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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22 October 2018

Young women, their male partners and HIV – how relationships vary across settings

New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.

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12 October 2018

Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

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10 October 2018

New screening tool offers cost-effective way to diagnose more HIV-positive adolescents

A simple questionnaire has been developed and validated in Harare, Zimbabwe, to pre-screen adolescents for HIV testing.

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04 October 2018

HIV stigma blocks efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission in India

Outreach workers identify a number of personal, social, and structural challenges that impede efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in India.

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26 September 2018

PrEP in Hong Kong - less targeting is more effective

Surprising research from Hong Kong reveals that providing PrEP to a third of gay men averts more new infections than only targeting gay men most at risk.

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14 September 2018

Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

Is food insecurity a barrier to HIV testing or a risk factor for testing HIV-positive in South Africa?

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30 August 2018

Only 35% of key populations in Indonesia are on effective HIV treatment

Landmark research from Indonesia reveals a missed opportunity to immediately link key affected populations living with HIV to treatment services.

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