You are here

News

subscribe

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.

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.

0
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.  

0
18 March 2019

HIV self-testing is not a ‘magic bullet’

Self-testing reached men and youth with knowledge of their HIV status, but further intervention is needed to link people to antiretroviral treatment.  

0
18 January 2019

Older and hard-to-reach men benefit from HIV self-testing in Zambia

HIV self-testing can increase knowledge of HIV status among men – particularly those older, and hard to reach – and should be considered as part of a comprehensive package in high prevalence settings.

0
11 January 2019

Financial incentives improve HIV self-testing outcomes in Malawian men

Financial incentives for men in sub-Saharan Africa can significantly improve linkages to HIV prevention and treatment services after self-testing.

0
10 October 2018

New screening tool offers cost-effective way to diagnose more HIV-positive adolescents

A simple questionnaire has been developed and validated in Harare, Zimbabwe, to pre-screen adolescents for HIV testing.

0
14 September 2018

Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

Is food insecurity a barrier to HIV testing or a risk factor for testing HIV-positive in South Africa?

0
10 May 2018

HIV self-testers can use and interpret rapid tests as easily as a health worker

Self-testers are able to perform HIV tests and interpret the results as accurately as healthcare workers, a new evidence review has found.

0
03 October 2017

Rise in late HIV diagnoses among over-50s across Europe

Calls to improve age-related intervention services as HIV burden increases among an older generation of adults in EU/EEA countries.

0
22 August 2017

Outrage as Zambia moves to mandatory HIV testing

Mandatory HIV testing is a ‘knee-jerk and untenable reaction’, and it ultimately does not get more people testing for HIV.

0