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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.

11 June 2019

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

Compared to the only other approved device for TB detection in people living with HIV, the new FujiLAM point-of-care test offers superior diagnostic sensitivity.

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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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18 May 2018

Access to hepatitis C treatment increasing among people living with HIV.

Increasing numbers of people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) are accessing treatment for HCV as antivirals become more effective – but challenges beyond increasing access, remain.

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08 December 2017

The impact of food insecurity on HIV and hepatitis co-infection.

New research shows that food insecurity can impact treatment outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection.

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18 September 2017

Predicting tuberculosis: how a simple score card could hold the key to more effective TB prevention

A new low-cost, low-tech method for predicting an adult’s risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) could represent a major step forward for TB prevention.

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15 September 2017

HIV and cancer in the age of ART

Although the risk of developing cancer is decreasing for people living with HIV as antiretroviral treatment (ART) improves, it remains higher for certain cancers – and as ART expands, this burden is expected to grow.

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23 March 2017

A serious threat to progress: World Health Organization warns of sharp rise in rate of HIV and tuberculosis co-infections in Europe

The proportion of people affected by the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, tuberculosis, is on the rise in Europe.

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16 November 2016

Only 11% of HIV-positive gay men in the USA screened for anal cancer

Gay men living with HIV are 37 times more likely to develop anal cancer than HIV-negative gay men, but a lack of guidelines means these men don’t get screened.

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12 October 2016

Zimbabwe: Improved treatment coverage cuts TB rates

Expanding access to treatment for people living with HIV is shown to decrease tuberculosis (TB) incidence – but it is not the silver bullet.

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07 October 2016

New cervical screening method could save women’s lives in low-income countries

Study in South Africa and Burkina Faso shows that simple HPV screening could help save lives in places with limited health infrastructure.

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