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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.

22 August 2019

‘Alarming’ rates of second-line HIV treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa

Second-line treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa is a public health crisis we need to control.

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20 August 2019

Emergency departments are a ‘hotspot’ for HIV test-and-treat in South Africa

High HIV prevalence and attrition along the treatment cascade among emergency department (ED) populations highlights potential role of HIV services in theses settings.

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16 August 2019

Age-related policies and laws limit PrEP access where it's needed the most

To what extent do existing policies relating to age of consent for sexual reproductive health (SRH) services also affect PrEP access?

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13 August 2019

WHO recommends option of event-driven PrEP for gay men

New technical guidance from the World Health Organization recognises effectiveness of event-driven PrEP for gay men following Prevenir study results.

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06 August 2019

Zimbabwe’s youth sexual and reproductive health strategy a success

Multiple complementary interventions scaled up at the national level in Zimbabwe results in improved sexual reproductive health outcomes for young people.  

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26 July 2019

HIV self-testing in Senegal reaches first-time testers

HIV self-testing can help existing programmes to reach populations reporting barriers to engagement with existing and routine HIV testing services.

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23 July 2019

Vouchers increase early contraceptive uptake in women living with HIV

Vouchers can play a role in empowering more women to take up early contraceptive services after pregnancy.

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18 July 2019

Hard-to-reach populations 45% less likely to achieve optimal HIV treatment adherence

New study finds treatment adherence a major challenge for excluded and hard to reach populations living with HIV, exacerbating existing health inequalities.

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12 July 2019

HIV viral load monitoring is valued in Mozambique, but test result delays can disempower health workers and patients

Qualitative study in Mozambique highlights how structural challenges around viral load monitoring can disempower health workers and people living with HIV.

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10 July 2019

Combining CRISPR gene editing and slow-release antiretroviral treatment to cure HIV

Two out of seven mice who received novel treatment and gene editing technology have had HIV eliminated from their bodies, reveals a ground-breaking study.

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