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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.

14 September 2018

Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

Is food insecurity a barrier to HIV testing or a risk factor for testing HIV-positive in South Africa?

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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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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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03 September 2018

5 reasons to re-test for HIV today

Whether you’ve had unprotected sex or it’s just that time of year again, here are our top 5 reasons why you should test for HIV again.

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30 August 2018

Only 35% of key populations in Indonesia are on effective HIV treatment

Landmark research from Indonesia reveals a missed opportunity to immediately link key affected populations living with HIV to treatment services.

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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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22 August 2018

Taking responsibility: how syndemic theory could shift the HIV response

We know that HIV does not exist in a social, political or economic vacuum, yet we often fail to think broadly about the wider context of the life of a person living with HIV. Can syndemic theory provide us with an HIV response that goes deeper?

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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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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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