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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.

28 February 2019

What are the treatment challenges for the over 50s in Africa?

Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of antiretroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.

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21 February 2019

Men who have sex with men in China are unsure about PrEP

Gay men in China could benefit from more information around PrEP to increase uptake and curb new HIV infections in this group.

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20 February 2019

Viral load monitoring motivates HIV treatment adherence in eSwatini

The treat-all policy will only succeed if people keep taking their HIV treatment. It is important to motivate people who started treatment while they were still feeling well. 

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14 February 2019

Age increases multimorbidity risk in people with HIV in Brazil

The number of people living with HIV experiencing more than one non-communicable disease (NCD) increased as they got older, with metabolic diseases being the biggest contributor.

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13 February 2019

Cryptococcal meningitis screening is worth the money in Uganda

Cost should not be a barrier for the full implementation of cryptococcal meningitis screening programmes for people living with HIV as per World Health Organization recommendations.

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08 February 2019

Gamifying sexual health education in Tanzania

Gamification can be a powerful tool to amplify the impact of sexual health education among adolescents in schools in low-resource contexts.

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06 February 2019

South Africa: sexual risk-taking not increasing with treatment as prevention roll-out

Disappointing results from the large-scale treatment as prevention trial in South Africa last year revealed no population level change in the number of new HIV infections – but new study reveals sexual behaviour isn’t to blame.

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01 February 2019

Climate change is affecting HIV epidemics in Africa

Climate-related events, such as droughts, are an HIV risk to already vulnerable populations of women, Lesotho study shows.

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