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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.

13 June 2019

‘Treat all’ led to more rapid HIV treatment uptake in Africa

New analysis reveals real-world impact of the national roll-out of ‘treat all’ guidelines on antiretroviral treatment uptake in sub-Saharan Africa.

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11 June 2019

New rapid test significantly more effective for TB-diagnosis in people with HIV

Compared to the only other approved device for TB detection in people living with HIV, the new FujiLAM point-of-care test offers superior diagnostic sensitivity.

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07 June 2019

10% of HIV-related deaths in Brazil and Mozambique caused by cryptococcal infection

Failure to diagnose and late-presenters to care continue to contribute to cryptococcal-related mortality in people living with HIV in low-resourced contexts.

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06 June 2019

Community based adherence clubs have higher drop-out rates than those based in clinics

Differentiated care models need further investigation to support people living with HIV with taking their antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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03 June 2019

Point-of-care devices for infant HIV diagnosis are effective and feasible in 8 African countries

Timely diagnosis of infants living with HIV in Africa remains a challenge, but new study shows point-of-care testing can work in the real world.

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30 May 2019

Gay men in PROUD trial experienced high rates of intimate partner violence

Screening for intimate partner violence should form part of sexual health services to reach vulnerable gay men.

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28 May 2019

Exposure to HIV treatment during breastfeeding does not impact infant neurodevelopment

Randomised control trial in Uganda and Kenya assesses the impact of various ART regimes on the cognitive capacities of infants exposed to HIV in their early life.

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24 May 2019

Mixed status couples prefer combination HIV protection in Kenya

High uptake of combination HIV prevention strategies among mixed-status couples in Kenya, offers new insights into the acceptability of services.

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21 May 2019

Churches can help increase HIV testing in South African men

Religious leaders can play a critical role in reaching hard-to-reach groups with HIV testing, including men and first-time testers.  

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17 May 2019

Reading between the lines: PARTNER2, prevention and how we are really going to reach zero transmissions

While the results of the PARTNER2 study have given us more welcome evidence that people living with HIV on effective treatment can’t pass HIV on, the vast majority of new infections come from people not knowing their status. Tackling the root causes of new HIV infections remains paramount.

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