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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 March 2020

Younger mothers struggle with HIV treatment adherence following birth of baby

Two-thirds of South African mothers living with HIV are on effective treatment following the birth of their child, but only one-third of younger mothers are.

21 February 2020

High death rate for HIV-associated meningitis reported in African hospitals

Evidence review finds approximately half of hospital patients with cryptococcal, tuberculosis or pneumococcal meningitis died within two weeks or during hospitalisation.

10 December 2019

Urbanisation of rural Uganda is driving HIV in the country

Study identifies new structural drivers of Uganda’s HIV epidemic alongside the persistence of known drivers such as stigma and gender-based violence.

02 December 2019

Lack of drug-resistance testing should not stop prescription of third-line HIV treatment

Two-thirds of people with second-line treatment failure can reach viral suppression following adherence support in West Africa.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.