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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.

23 April 2019

Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care.

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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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01 March 2019

7% of children living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa die in the two years after starting treatment

HIV care attrition is more common in paediatric patients living with HIV; understanding how much of this is mortality-related can help policymakers develop interventions to stop it.

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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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28 January 2019

Viral suppression more likely among youth using single-tablet antiretroviral treatment regimes

New research reveals that, like adults, young people have better treatment outcomes with a lower pill burden.

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07 January 2019

‘RAPID’ HIV treatment initiation a success in San Francisco

Populations considered hard to treat or engage in care can benefit from same-day antiretroviral treatment as part of a clinic offering social safety-net interventions.

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03 January 2019

Location inherently linked to unsuppressed viral load among young South African women

Multiple partners, migration, and living in an HIV ‘hotspot’ have been identified as key drivers of unsuppressed viral load among young women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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14 December 2018

Adolescents living with HIV are struggling to stay in treatment 

New research reveals high rates of loss to follow-up among adolescents, with rates among those acquiring the infection in their teens nearly three times that of those infected perinatally. 

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06 June 2018

'Emotional closeness’ key to successful HIV treatment support

The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from Botswana suggests.

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24 May 2018

Children born with HIV on treatment experience next-to-no developmental set-backs at the age of 5

New data on the impact of different treatment strategies on the neuro-development of young children living with HIV has been released, showing normal development in all areas apart from visual perception.

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