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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.

29 July 2020

What happens when stigma and discrimination take the place of compassion

Levy Ngosa explores how the knock-on effect of discriminatory laws and policies impede access to HIV prevention and treatment services

27 July 2020

Asian study links low-level viraemia with treatment failure in children living with HIV

Children living with HIV who experience episodes where they have detectable but low-levels of virus in their blood, while on treatment, are at increased risk of viral failure.

23 July 2020

Injectable PrEP – an exciting tool, but no silver bullet for adherence

We talk to Giffin Daughtridge, CEO of medical diagnostics company, UrSure, about treatment adherence and the impact of long-acting cabotegravir as injectable PrEP.

22 July 2020

Sexual health and rights for sex workers - via SMS

An SMS service co-created with sex workers to improve their sexual health met with keen approval during testing.

15 July 2020

High levels of HIV, low levels of treatment in gay men and trans woman in Johannesburg

Around 40% of transgender women and gay men tested HIV positive in Johannesburg – but only a third are on treatment.

07 July 2020

Africa hailed for HIV success, but unequal progress means targets will be missed

The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020 Virtual) kicked-off with a clear message from UNAIDS to accelerate efforts to end AIDS and not be derailed by COVID-19.

03 July 2020

Non-communicable diseases double among older people living with HIV in Latin America

Around 70% of people aged 50-plus receiving HIV care in Latin America in 2015 had an NCD, compared to 32% in the year 2000.

01 July 2020

HIV testing in South Africa rises by 45% in 12 years

The proportion of South Africans ever testing for HIV increased from 30% to 75% between 2005 and 2017 – but differences remain in who is getting tested

23 June 2020

Hundreds of young Nigerians crowdsource ideas to improve HIV self-testing

Peer distribution, youth branding and social media campaigns emerge as top ideas in crowdsourcing contest to improve HIV self-testing among young people.

17 June 2020

Study finds increased risk of death from COVID-19 for people living with HIV and TB

People living with HIV and TB in South Africa are 2.75 and 2.5 times respectively more likely to die from COVID-19 – but this risk is much lower than for age and diabetes.