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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 August 2017

Injectable antiretroviral drugs – a ‘remarkable milestone’

Long-lasting antiretroviral drugs injected monthly present a ‘remarkable milestone’ in treatment options for people living with HIV

28 July 2017

Focusing on those with advanced HIV in the era of 'Treat All'

In the era of treat all, renewed emphasis is needed on the 39% of people living with HIV who start treatment late who are at an increased risk of deaths and opportunistic infections.

20 July 2017

Over 50% of people living with HIV on treatment, says landmark global report

19.5 million people globally are now on life-saving treatment, with AIDS-related deaths halved since 2005, according to UNAIDS.

20 July 2017

HIV drug resistance is rising and needs urgent attention, says World Health Organization

Without urgent action, HIV drug resistance is set to derail the HIV response and presents a significant threat to public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns today.

18 July 2017

Self-testing doubles the likelihood of uncovering new HIV diagnoses

Around 40% of all HIV infections are left undiagnosed worldwide, and new approaches such as self-testing are needed to ensure 90% of all people with HIV by 2020 are aware of their status.

14 July 2017

Multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea and the promise of a vaccine

In the wake of news that ‘super-gonorrhoea’ has the potential to become a public health threat, researchers discover a potential roadmap to a vaccine.

11 July 2017

Getting family planning to women in the poorest countries - are we failing?

New commitments are made at the Family Planning Summit to bolster access to modern contraceptives for the world’s poorest women – but is it enough to the bridge the gap?

30 June 2017

Partners of people living with HIV more likely to test when encouraged by health worker

Healthcare workers should help people living with HIV to get their partners to test, says an analysis which informed updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

27 June 2017

Hepatitis C, HIV and tuberculosis cause greatest harm for drug users globally

The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.

22 June 2017

PrEP now included on the WHO Essential Medicines List

Key HIV drugs added to the list of medicines critical to public health, including tenofovir for HIV prevention, and dolutegravir.