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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.

12 January 2018

Attitudes drive drug policy, not facts, says Global Commission

Language matters. Changing how people who use drugs are treated requires changing how we speak about them.

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24 October 2017

Self-testing app to be introduced across 60 cities with high HIV rates

On World Development Information Day, we look at an innovative HIV self-testing app being introduced to all UNAIDS Fast-Track Cities which aims to bridge the divide between testing, treatment and care.

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14 July 2017

Multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea and the promise of a vaccine

In the wake of news that ‘super-gonorrhoea’ has the potential to become a public health threat, researchers discover a potential roadmap to a vaccine.

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11 July 2017

Getting family planning to women in the poorest countries - are we failing?

New commitments are made at the Family Planning Summit to bolster access to modern contraceptives for the world’s poorest women – but is it enough to the bridge the gap?

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15 May 2017

Life expectancy for people with HIV is now near-normal – but only for those accessing treatment

There has been a vast decline in mortality among people with HIV who get on antiretroviral treatment – but who are we leaving behind?

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06 January 2017

HIV drug resistance: a new threat for low- and middle-income countries

With 17 million people now accessing antiretroviral treatment worldwide, HIV drug resistance has the potential to unravel progress towards the Fast-Track target of ending AIDS by 2030.

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13 October 2016

Global Tuberculosis Report 2016: An ‘uphill battle’ in the fight against TB

Progress in halting TB – the world’s leading infectious disease killer – is plagued by a lack of political will and inequalities in healthcare access

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20 July 2016

AIDS 2016 hot topic: Reaching the 90-90-90 targets

The 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets is a hot-topic at this week’s 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (AIDS 2016). Progress towards the targets, which call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% on HIV treatment, and 90% virally suppressed, is acheivable but success is not uniform.

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27 January 2016

Family planning conference: investing in womens’ rights key for development

Family planning is not only about the rights of women and girls to make their own choices about having children and looking after their reproductive health, it's also key to global development.

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30 September 2015

New WHO guidelines recommending HIV treatment for all

World Health Organisation releases new guidelines recommending all people living with HIV receive antiretroviral treatment, regardless of CD4 count.

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