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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.

13 June 2019

‘Treat all’ led to more rapid HIV treatment uptake in Africa

New analysis reveals real-world impact of the national roll-out of ‘treat all’ guidelines on antiretroviral treatment uptake in sub-Saharan Africa.

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11 June 2019

New rapid test significantly more effective for TB-diagnosis in people with HIV

A new study has shown a new point-of-care (POC) device to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in people living with HIV to be substantially (28%) more effective at identifying TB-positive patients than the only POC TB diagnostic device currently available, Alere Determine TB LAM Ag (AlereLAM).

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07 June 2019

10% of HIV-related deaths in Brazil and Mozambique caused by cryptococcal infection

Failure to diagnose and late-presenters to care continue to contribute to cryptococcal-related mortality in people living with HIV in low-resourced contexts.

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06 June 2019

Community based adherence clubs have higher drop-out rates than those based in clinics

Differentiated care models need further investigation to support people living with HIV with taking their antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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03 June 2019

Point-of-care devices for infant HIV diagnosis are effective and feasible in 8 African countries

Timely diagnosis of infants living with HIV in Africa remains a challenge, but new study shows point-of-care testing can work in the real world.

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30 May 2019

Gay men in PROUD trial experienced high rates of intimate partner violence

Screening for intimate partner violence should form part of sexual health services to reach vulnerable gay men.

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28 May 2019

Exposure to HIV treatment during breastfeeding does not impact infant neurodevelopment

Randomised control trial in Uganda and Kenya assesses the impact of various ART regimes on the cognitive capacities of infants exposed to HIV in their early life.

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24 May 2019

Mixed status couples prefer combination HIV protection in Kenya

High uptake of combination HIV prevention strategies among mixed-status couples in Kenya, offers new insights into the acceptability of services.

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21 May 2019

Churches can help increase HIV testing in South African men

Religious leaders can play a critical role in reaching hard-to-reach groups with HIV testing, including men and first-time testers.  

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15 May 2019

Reaching key populations with HIV services in India – perfecting the integrated model

Increasing exposure to integrated HIV services for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs in India may be a critical determinant of services’ success.

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