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.
Is food insecurity a barrier to HIV testing or a risk factor for testing HIV-positive in South Africa?
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.
Mandatory HIV testing is a ‘knee-jerk and untenable reaction’, and it ultimately does not get more people testing for HIV.
Near-universal uptake of HIV testing among men who were given self-tests by their partners in Kenya shows its feasibility as an intervention to reach hard-to-reach groups.
New research from Lesotho provides more insight into what types of community-based HIV testing and counselling (HTC) are most effective in reaching people with HIV services in resource-limited settings. The cluster randomised control trial, published in PLOS One, looked at whether home-based HTC (HB-HTC) resulted in a higher uptake of HTC than delivery through community gathering and mobile clinics (MC-HTC).