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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.

28 September 2018

HIV and abortion – a human rights challenge

On International Safe Abortion Day (28 September), we give an overview of the link between HIV and abortion and the need for broader sexual reproductive health rights for women.

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07 September 2018

HIV, breastfeeding and being ‘undetectable’

Scientists are hesitant to declare that there is no risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding by mothers with an undetectable viral load, as they have done for sexual transmission. We talk through why it’s contentious.

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20 August 2018

New ‘treat all’ hepatitis C guidelines learn from the HIV experience

In their first treatment update since 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopts a ‘treat all’ approach for hepatitis C, guided by the success of the HIV treatment experience.

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02 August 2018

Dolutegravir, contraception and women’s choice

Dolutegravir’s first bump in the road to global roll-out begs larger questions around women’s rights and access to contraceptives at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

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19 April 2018

Safe and effective $300 hepatitis C treatment a global game-changer

Interim clinical trial results offer hope to people living with hepatitis C who stand to benefit from reduced price treatment, including the 2.3 million people who have HIV co-infection.

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21 March 2018

HIV self-testing reduces risk-taking behaviour in sex workers

HIV self-testing leads to positive sexual behaviour change among Zambian female sex workers, according to new study. 

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26 February 2018

‘PrEP Brazil’ a success for gay men and trans women

Results from Latin America’s first PrEP demonstration project reveal that it is both feasible and effective as an HIV prevention method in the region. Will Brazil’s example pave the way for the rest of the region?

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09 February 2018

Key vaginal bacteria identified that increase HIV risk in women

Women's risk of HIV significantly associated with key bacteria and their abundance in the vagina.

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05 January 2018

2020 family planning targets in doubt besides progress

The 2020 goal of reaching 120 million additional girls and young women with modern contraceptives is likely to be missed, despite millions of new users.

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