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.
A decade of data from South Africa shows AIDS defining cancers are the most common type of cancer, linked with low CD4 counts
Interviews with sex workers in Uganda highlight economic and relationship benefits alongside advantages for sexual health
Trial offering health workers ‘blended’ training results in a two-fold increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV
Survey in Western Kenya suggests 40% have gone without food and one third have lost out on income or education
First project to provide PrEP through key population-friendly clinics finds many people take up the offer but 39% struggle to take the medication every day
Global evidence review suggests psychosocial support improves young people’s adherence to HIV treatment but is less successful at reducing sexual risk taking
Evidence review suggests digitally-supported HIV self-testing increases testing and engages first-time testers, paving the way for greater use
Unmarried men in Ghana who see or hear family planning messages in the media are 50% more likely to consistently use condoms
An evidence review has identified the main gaps in health systems in sub-Saharan Africa that need to be addressed to boost PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) scale-up
The first phase of a trial for a new HIV vaccine has begun in Zambia and will soon extend to Kenya and Uganda.