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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.

20 August 2021

New survey tool can predict whether adolescents are ready to move to adult HIV care

The HARTS trial suggests age should not be used to judge readiness to move, as things such as being able to understand treatment and ask questions are more important

19 August 2021

Is it time to shift the focus of HIV care?

Experts are calling for healthcare for people with HIV to move beyond viral suppression to address long-term health and well-being

13 August 2021

How poverty prevents girls and young women accessing sexual health services

The experiences of girls and young women living in informal settlements in Uganda highlight the link between poverty and sexual violence

12 August 2021

Economic support helps girls say no to transactional sex

Adolescent girls in Zambia say the RISE trial helped them say no to transactional sex and stay in school but also led to a backlash

06 August 2021

Community-based organisation leads the way on successful PrEP rollout for young Kenyan women

Safe spaces, peer mentors and education for male partners and parents result in more young women in Kisumu County, Kenya taking the HIV prevention pill 

03 August 2021

The over-the-counter drug enabling women to have safe abortions in Nigeria

Research suggests Nigerian women are using misoprostol safely and effectively, despite having low knowledge on how it works. 

30 July 2021

‘Men-only’ spaces could improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission

Zambian study suggests men feel uncomfortable in women-dominated antenatal classes, resulting in many having unanswered questions about pregnancy and HIV

23 July 2021

Trial finds improving household finances linked to effective HIV treatment

More adolescents with HIV virally suppressed after taking part in savings scheme for families in rural Uganda

22 July 2021

YES! Youth-led HIV care pilot in Zambia shows promise

Interviews with HIV clinic staff said the project shifted their views of young people with HIV and gave them a better understanding of the issues they face

28 June 2021

Trial offering PrEP to women in South Africa halves HIV incidence

Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP