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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.

05 November 2015

AVERT.org – a new site for the digital generation

Nearly a year in the making, AVERT’s award-winning information is now even more accessible and user-friendly – designed with those who use it most in mind.

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30 October 2015

TB the biggest infectious disease killer globally

For the first time ever, more people have died from tuberculosis (TB) than from HIV, making TB the biggest infectious disease killer globally.

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27 October 2015

Leaked UN report calls for drug law reform

Delegates at last week’s International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur called for a leaked UN briefing paper on drug policy reform to be officially released.

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23 October 2015

South Africa exceeds national mother-to-child transmission target

HIV transmission from mother-to-child (MTCT) in South Africa fell to just 1.5% in 2015.

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13 October 2015

Cancer risk for people living with HIV increases over time

As people living with HIV grow older, they have a greater chance of developing certain types of cancers compared to the general population.

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30 September 2015

New WHO guidelines recommending HIV treatment for all

World Health Organisation releases new guidelines recommending all people living with HIV receive antiretroviral treatment, regardless of CD4 count.

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23 September 2015

Global Fund has saved 17 million lives

New report published by the Global Fund outlines how its investments helped save 17 million lives.

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22 September 2015

The consequences of female genital mutilation: a Kenyan perspective

Strong rights-based approach needed to end AIDS, but new UNAIDS stratergy makes only fleeting reference to female genital mutilation and child marriage

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15 September 2015

Progress in reducing perinatal HIV infection in Asia

New HIV infections among children in Asia have fallen by over 25% in fifteen years thanks to improved HIV testing and treatment for pregnant women.

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11 September 2015

UK: Calls for PrEP to be available on National Health Service

Leading HIV and AIDS organisations have called for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to be made available on the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

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