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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.

05 October 2018

HIV and cervical cancer – a perfect storm for women in Africa

Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected – and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects are amplifed.

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21 September 2018

Fighting tuberculosis – the disease that doesn’t go away

Getting on top of the tuberculosis epidemic requires renewed attention, and bringing HIV out of isolation. 
 

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19 September 2018

A hepatitis C cure is here, but still too few people can get it

Opportunities to increase access to the hepatitis C cure exist – but strong political will is needed and many countries are failing to benefit from cheaper generics.

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11 September 2018

Doing it for themselves: Communities pioneer new HIV testing approach in Vietnam

A community-based HIV testing pilot set up in Viet Nam in 2016 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vietnam Authority for HIV/AIDS Control is empowering communities and changing lives.

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29 August 2018

A ‘Google Maps’ for condoms in the Philippines

With a 174% rise in new HIV infections from 2010 to 2017 – condom promotion is the first piece of the prevention puzzle for the Philippines.

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12 August 2018

We know how! Responding to HIV and the youth bulge with youth voices

On International Youth Day (12 August), we look at the importance of youth involvement and safe spaces to respond to the HIV challenge related to the youth bulge.

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10 August 2018

Revitalising the condom for the next generation – the missing piece of the prevention puzzle

HIV prevention is in need of a re-boot, cried many at AIDS 2018. Where better to start than with the condom, the most simple and effective intervention in our toolkit. 

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09 August 2018

The HIV prevention crisis – increasing knowledge through innovation

With no improvements in HIV knowledge over the last decade, the signalling of a ‘prevention crisis’ by UNAIDS calls for innovation in the response.  

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11 July 2018

Finding a cure for hepatitis B: are we close?

Despite the huge human and economic toll, research into hepatitis B remains drastically underfunded, and was recently alikened to a neglected tropical disease. But hope for a cure is growing.

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22 June 2018

Pushing for harm reduction success in Burundi

Burundi learn about harm reduction from one of the pioneers on the African continent.

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