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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.

23 April 2018

First global comparison reveals stark health inequalities among adolescents born with HIV.

New research highlights significant gaps in health outcomes for adolescents born with HIV across the world – but paints a hopeful picture for the future as treatment access expands.

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05 April 2018

Violence a major driver for teens not taking their HIV treatment

Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.

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22 March 2018

One-fifth of all cancers in people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking

Nearly one-fifth (19%) of all cancers among people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking according to a recent study among people living with HIV in North America.

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30 January 2018

Chemsex is an issue among gay men living with HIV in the UK, study reveals

With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.

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21 December 2017

The challenge of HIV drug resistance as prevalence exceeds 10%

As HIV drug resistance increases in low- and middle-income countries, getting people onto antiretroviral treatment means little in the long run if treatment programming is not also strengthened.

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15 December 2017

Persistent low-level viraemia – a serious threat to treatment programmes in low-resourced countries

Low-level viraemia is linked to treatment failure, but we are failing to make best use of effective HIV treatment as a result of inadequate viral load monitoring.

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05 December 2017

No evidence of stigma towards people using PrEP on dating apps

‘Encouraging’ study casts first light on PrEP-related stigma among gay and bisexual men on dating apps, following concerns about growing negative attitudes towards PrEP users.

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24 November 2017

New HIV diagnoses in gay men fall for first time in England

Testing for HIV is rising in the UK, but opportunities are being missed among some vulnerable groups.

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22 November 2017

Men left behind – an analysis of 12 years of HIV treatment in South Africa

South Africa’s national antiretroviral treatment programme has successfully reduced deaths and enabled people with HIV to maintain good health – but men are far less likely to benefit.

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15 November 2017

Falls in new HIV diagnoses among women in the USA masks racial inequalities

Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.

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