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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.

18 April 2019

Tanzania study finds two-thirds of HIV positive women tell their partners

Study reveals higher levels of disclosure than previously thought among women in Tanzania, especially amongst those in relationships where sexual and reproductive health issues are discussed.

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15 April 2019

First two-drug pill approved for new HIV treatment starters

Treatment- naïve people living with HIV now have drug-sparing antiretroviral treatment options with new once-daily, two-drug, fixed-dose treatment, Dovato.

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08 April 2019

Family and partner HIV testing a success in Lesotho

Targeting the children and sexual partners of people living with HIV in Lesotho is an easy way to increase uptake of HIV testing.

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04 April 2019

Reaching Uganda’s fishing communities with HIV prevention

Evaluating the population-level impact of HIV combination prevention for fishing communities in Uganda is hindered by poor participation and loss to follow-up.

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02 April 2019

Thailand: Retaining people in care key to PrEP adherence

Study finds that younger populations under 25, transgender women, and new clients least likely to be adherent

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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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29 March 2019

Circumcision programmes can protect gay men from HIV

Men who have sex with men are not actively targeted by circumcision programmes, but an updated review reveals they could benefit from this HIV prevention intervention. 

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28 March 2019

UNAIDS: We are failing people who use drugs

UNAIDS reiterates its message around health and human rights for people who use drugs in a new report.

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26 March 2019

Nigerian HIV survey – young women are most affected

More robust data on Nigeria’s HIV epidemic provides new insights that can help target HIV resources.

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22 March 2019

Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

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