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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.

30 January 2018

Chemsex is an issue among gay men living with HIV in the UK, study reveals

With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.

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15 December 2017

Persistent low-level viraemia – a serious threat to treatment programmes in low-resourced countries

Low-level viraemia is linked to treatment failure, but we are failing to make best use of effective HIV treatment as a result of inadequate viral load monitoring.

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05 December 2017

No evidence of stigma towards people using PrEP on dating apps

‘Encouraging’ study casts first light on PrEP-related stigma among gay and bisexual men on dating apps, following concerns about growing negative attitudes towards PrEP users.

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15 November 2017

Falls in new HIV diagnoses among women in the USA masks racial inequalities

Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.

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27 October 2017

Uncertainty and fear negatively impact aspirations for people with HIV

New study shows people living with HIV still expect far less from their lives compared to those who are HIV-negative, despite near-normal life expectancy.

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06 September 2017

Getting people testing for HIV and into care in China

Landmark Lancet study shows the benefit of a simplified approach to HIV testing, diagnosis and linking to care for people living with HIV in a middle-income country.

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25 July 2017

New HIV infections fall by 44% in Swaziland

Swaziland – the country with the world’s largest HIV prevalence – is showing signs of getting the epidemic under control, as more people access treatment and become virally suppressed.

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21 April 2017

Positivity linked to better health outcomes in people living with HIV

First known intervention to increase positive attitudes in people newly diagnosed with HIV found to have profound health benefits.

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31 March 2017

Asia performs better than Africa in keeping people adhering to HIV treatment

Weaker health systems and psychosocial factors may explain the differences in adherence patterns between Asia and Africa, the world’s two most HIV-affected regions.

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02 February 2017

People living with HIV may be more at risk of diabetes

HIV as a risk factor for diabetes has long been controversial, but new evidence shows that people living with HIV have increased diabetes prevalence compared to the general population.

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