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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.

02 March 2018

#SheDecides – a movement for women’s empowerment for HIV prevention

Avert CEO, Sarah Hand, reflects on the wider role of #SheDecides for HIV and global development, one year on from its launch.

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30 November 2017

To break the cycle of HIV infections, it's time to get young men testing

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Avert’s Sarah Hand argues that testing services must engage men in a more meaningful way if we are to tackle the rising epidemic among young women.

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23 May 2017

‘Global Gag’ threatens plans to improve women’s access to HIV services

HIV is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age and Washington-led health policies show a lack of understanding of the realities and importance of health service integration on the ground.

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30 November 2016

Holding our hands up for prevention

As we mark the 29th World AIDS Day, Sarah Hand says that with enough commitment, political will and funding we have the tools to achieve UNAIDS’ ambitious fast track targets – but only if we recognise the need for a new approach to HIV prevention.

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05 August 2016

Reflecting on AIDS 2016 – the return to Durban

AVERT Chief Executive, Sarah Hand, reflects on the biannual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, and where we should focus our efforts for an effective HIV response going forward.

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08 March 2016

The confinement of Eve: resolving Ebola, Zika and HIV with women’s bodies?

The pattern is clear: as a new global health crisis erupts, women are placed at the centre of impact. In some cases, women are held responsible for preventing transmission. In other cases, women are expected to manage the crisis in the face of failed health systems. And if the crisis has anything to do with children, pregnancy or sex, women are held responsible for managing it.

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01 December 2015

World AIDS Day 2015 – a word from Sarah Hand

As we mark the 28th World AIDS Day, I reflect back on the unprecedented progress made in response to a global health and development challenge affecting hundreds of millions of people. I also look back on what has been harder to make progress on, and why HIV-related stigma remains one the biggest challenges we have yet to fully overcome.

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