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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.

03 May 2019

Cocaine injecting and homelessness linked to Glasgow HIV outbreak

Rising HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Glasgow reveals changes in injecting behaviours, with cocaine injecting becoming more common – a practice with greater HIV risks

01 April 2019

Supervised injecting can reach the most vulnerable in remote settings in North America

Many mid-sized, remote cities in North America are dealing with epidemics of opioid use – new research reveals supervised injecting facilities are acceptable in these settings. 

28 January 2019

Viral suppression more likely among youth using single-tablet antiretroviral treatment regimes

New research reveals that, like adults, young people have better treatment outcomes with a lower pill burden.

23 January 2019

Alex Garner: ‘We need to look beyond HIV’

We need to appreciate gay men’s right to pleasure and to decide what to do with their own bodies, says Hornet’s Alex Garner

07 January 2019

‘RAPID’ HIV treatment initiation a success in San Francisco

Populations considered hard to treat or engage in care can benefit from same-day antiretroviral treatment as part of a clinic offering social safety-net interventions.

05 December 2018

Talking HIV: changing the conversation about condoms

“There are alternatives to using condoms that… we should explore or a least learn about… before we make an opinioned choice”

23 November 2018

PrEP in the USA: white people given preference 

Nearly six times as many white people as black people are being prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the USA, despite black people having a greater need. 

24 October 2018

Talking HIV: stigma and how it has changed in recent years

In this episode of Talking HIV, Rob and Tony from the UK, share their experiences of HIV stigma and some of the reactions they get when they share their HIV status.

16 October 2018

Talking HIV: the fear of going to the clinic

For lots of people, the ‘fear of the unknown’ stops them from accessing sexual health testing and support. In this episode, Jim and Andy remember how they used to feel going into clinics and where they went for support. 

16 July 2018

France: the changing characteristics of people living with HIV on hepatitis C treatment

Fewer people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) who have a history of injecting drug use and unstable housing are on newer, more effective HCV medication, new research from France finds.