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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.

20 September 2019

Language development worse among HIV-exposed two-year-olds

Delayed language development found in HIV-negative two-year-olds exposed to the virus during pregnancy.

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23 July 2019

Vouchers increase early contraceptive uptake in women living with HIV

Vouchers can play a role in empowering more women to take up early contraceptive services after pregnancy.

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12 July 2019

HIV viral load monitoring is valued in Mozambique, but test result delays can disempower health workers and patients

Qualitative study in Mozambique highlights how structural challenges around viral load monitoring can disempower health workers and people living with HIV.

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04 July 2019

Less than 40% of adults in the USA have ever tested for HIV

Baseline HIV testing data reveals sub-optimal testing rates among those living in the most heavily burdened areas of the USA.

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02 July 2019

Simple questionnaire to monitor HIV treatment adherence in children

New study finds that questionnaire can improve self-report measures of adherence in children at low-cost.

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06 June 2019

Community based adherence clubs have higher drop-out rates than those based in clinics

Differentiated care models need further investigation to support people living with HIV with taking their antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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02 May 2019

Disappointing results from new study using texts for HIV treatment adherence

Results from a text message intervention for HIV treatment adherence highlight the challenges that remain around using mobile interventions for health, as study failed to have significant effect

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26 April 2019

Barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights among women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean

Studies have revealed that women living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a greater risk of harm. Misinformation around their contraceptive options and sexual and reproductive health rights has resulted in high levels of unwanted sterilization and abortion in the region.

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18 April 2019

Tanzania study finds two-thirds of HIV positive women tell their partners

Study reveals higher levels of disclosure than previously thought among women in Tanzania, especially amongst those in relationships where sexual and reproductive health issues are discussed.

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21 March 2019

Single-tablet regimes biggest predictor of HIV treatment adherence in Brazil

There were no significant differences in adherence and viral suppression rates between people in relationships and those who are single in Brazil, but the type of regime and pill quantities predict better outcomes.

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