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.
Immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) for people with low CD4 counts in China reduces overall mortality by 63% – confirming trials in other countries that have shown the benefit of early treatment for improved health outcomes.
Agreement ushers in first single-dose, affordable HIV treatment for low- and middle-income countries.
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.
UNITAID partners to bring newer and more effective HIV treatment options to countries where they are needed most.
Key HIV drugs added to the list of medicines critical to public health, including tenofovir for HIV prevention, and dolutegravir.
The country with the third largest HIV epidemic moves to a test-and-treat strategy that aims to get everyone on antiretroviral therapy.
The first trials enhancing orally-taken antiretroviral treatment with Solid Drug Nanoparticle technology have produced “incredibly promising” results.
Mixed-status couples using PrEP could benefit from HIV self-testing as a way to quickly diagnose any new infections and reduce frequency of clinic visits.
Identifying individuals at high risk of disengaging with HIV care remains an important strategy for realising the benefits of antiretroviral treatment for public health.