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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.

10 May 2018

HIV self-testers can use and interpret rapid tests as easily as a health worker

Self-testers are able to perform HIV tests and interpret the results as accurately as healthcare workers, a new evidence review has found.

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14 December 2017

UNICEF warns, the global HIV response is failing children and adolescents

Children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa need to be urgently prioritised otherwise HIV targets will not be met.

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01 December 2017

UNAIDS: Men are a blind spot in the HIV response

A global lack of HIV services specifically targeting men, and harmful masculinity norms, mean men are not being reached with HIV services. This is hampering the ambition to end AIDS by 2030.

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20 July 2017

Over 50% of people living with HIV on treatment, says landmark global report

19.5 million people globally are now on life-saving treatment, with AIDS-related deaths halved since 2005, according to UNAIDS.

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18 July 2017

Self-testing doubles the likelihood of uncovering new HIV diagnoses

Around 40% of all HIV infections are left undiagnosed worldwide, and new approaches such as self-testing are needed to ensure 90% of all people with HIV by 2020 are aware of their status.

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30 June 2017

Partners of people living with HIV more likely to test when encouraged by health worker

Healthcare workers should help people living with HIV to get their partners to test, says an analysis which informed updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

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22 June 2017

PrEP now included on the WHO Essential Medicines List

Key HIV drugs added to the list of medicines critical to public health, including tenofovir for HIV prevention, and dolutegravir.

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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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16 February 2017

Strong trial results and high resistance barrier for integrase inhibitor treatment put Gilead on path to new HIV drug

Drug trial results for new integrase inhibitor show promising viral suppression rates.

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27 January 2017

Discovery of chemical messages between viruses could provide new way to induce HIV latency

One of the first studies into viral communication shows that viruses that infect bacteria (phages) leave chemical messages for each other which help them decide whether to kill or linger. Disrupting these messages could provide a new way to control HIV.

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