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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.

09 April 2018

HIV criminalisation deters men from testing and can increase HIV transmission rates

Findings show that fear of prosecution can drive new infections, as it puts men off knowing their status.

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05 April 2018

Violence a major driver for teens not taking their HIV treatment

Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.

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29 March 2018

Transgender visibility, risk and improving the transition experience

Juno Roche – writer, campaigner and woman living with HIV – shares her experiences on risk, HIV and being trans for International Transgender Day of Visibility (31 March).

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28 March 2018

New research explores the reasons men stop taking PrEP

Research reveals that most gay and bisexual men who stop taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the USA do so because it is too expensive or they see themselves as no longer having a need for it.  

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23 March 2018

Tuberculosis rates falling across Europe – but drug resistance remains a threat

In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (March 24), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization reveal the region is off- target to end TB by 2030.

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22 March 2018

One-fifth of all cancers in people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking

Nearly one-fifth (19%) of all cancers among people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking according to a recent study among people living with HIV in North America.

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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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16 March 2018

6 HIV facts to shout about

First off, it’s not all about condoms... Believe it or not, condoms aren’t the only way to prevent HIV anymore.

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15 March 2018

3 things to know about sex, HIV and gay health

PrEP, undetectable, on treatment … what does it all mean? Here we give you a quick run through in our jargon-busting blog.

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09 March 2018

CROI 2018: a quick round up of the latest HIV and TB research developments

Get your head around three of the biggest talking points from this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

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