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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.

21 June 2017

Getting children on HIV treatment – the failure of the Global Plan

Ending paediatric AIDS is now within our reach thanks to the mass scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. However, the treatment needs for children already living with HIV must to be urgently addressed.

16 June 2017

One in three people with HIV start treatment late in low- and middle-income countries

World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines call for all people newly diagnosed to start treatment straight away – but worrying numbers of people in high-burden countries still test and present late to care.

15 June 2017

Needs of gay men and sex workers ignored in new Ugandan HIV plan

World’s first presidential Fast-Track initiative put’s Uganda back in driving seat of HIV response, but a lack of recognition of rights of at-risk groups will continue to hamper their efforts.

23 May 2017

‘Global Gag’ threatens plans to improve women’s access to HIV services

HIV is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age and Washington-led health policies show a lack of understanding of the realities and importance of health service integration on the ground.

27 February 2017

Gaps in the global HIV response leave people with disabilities at high risk of infection

People with disabilities in developing countries are at high risk of HIV infection with HIV prevalence nearly double that than among those without disabilities.