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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 August 2019

Emergency departments are a ‘hotspot’ for HIV test-and-treat in South Africa

High HIV prevalence and attrition along the treatment cascade among emergency department (ED) populations highlights potential role of HIV services in theses settings.

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06 August 2019

Zimbabwe’s youth sexual and reproductive health strategy a success

Multiple complementary interventions scaled up at the national level in Zimbabwe results in improved sexual reproductive health outcomes for young people.  

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26 July 2019

HIV self-testing in Senegal reaches first-time testers

HIV self-testing can help existing programmes to reach populations reporting barriers to engagement with existing and routine HIV testing services.

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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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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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27 June 2019

Young sex workers and gay men in Cameroon – at-risk, but with no services

New study highlights unmet HIV prevention and treatment needs of young key affected populations in Cameroon.

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26 June 2019

Infants less likely to become HIV-infected with male partner involvement

Active male partner involvement during pregnancy reduces mother-to-child transmission in South Africa and improves both mother and baby’s health.

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21 June 2019

Vaginal ring can substantially impact HIV prevention, reveals mathematical model

New mathematical modelling study suggests that the dapivirine vaginal ring could substantially reduce HIV infections among South African women and be an affordable intervention depending on roll-out strategy. 

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20 June 2019

Low but detectable viral loads among women on antiretroviral treatment preventing PMTCT success in Malawi

Women with low but detectable viremia account for one in six mother-to-child HIV transmissions among women on antiretroviral treatment.

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