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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.

14 May 2019

Clinic distance impedes PrEP programme success in Uganda

Understanding the unique barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and retention in sub-Saharan Africa remains critical to its successful roll-out.

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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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08 April 2019

Family and partner HIV testing a success in Lesotho

Targeting the children and sexual partners of people living with HIV in Lesotho is an easy way to increase uptake of HIV testing.

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04 April 2019

Reaching Uganda’s fishing communities with HIV prevention

Evaluating the population-level impact of HIV combination prevention for fishing communities in Uganda is hindered by poor participation and loss to follow-up.

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26 March 2019

Nigerian HIV survey – young women are most affected

More robust data on Nigeria’s HIV epidemic provides new insights that can help target HIV resources.

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22 March 2019

Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

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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.  

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13 March 2019

Point-of-care HIV viral load testing improves health outcomes

Giving patients their viral load test results on the same day improves viral load suppression rates and motivates patients to remain healthy.

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11 March 2019

Adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe are happier with peer mentors

Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS), a type of peer mentor in Zimbabwe, are a powerful tool to improve treatment outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing for young people living with HIV.

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05 March 2019

Strengthening HIV prevention for sex workers in Zimbabwe

Demand, supply and adherence to HIV prevention among sex workers in Zimbabwe is critical for supporting this group to stay HIV-negative, but where are we losing them along the HIV prevention cascade?

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