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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.

27 October 2017

Uncertainty and fear negatively impact aspirations for people with HIV

New study shows people living with HIV still expect far less from their lives compared to those who are HIV-negative, despite near-normal life expectancy.

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03 October 2017

Rise in late HIV diagnoses among over-50s across Europe

Calls to improve age-related intervention services as HIV burden increases among an older generation of adults in EU/EEA countries.

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02 October 2017

Breakthrough as single-dose HIV treatment deal announced

Agreement ushers in first single-dose, affordable HIV treatment for low- and middle-income countries.

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26 September 2017

New research casts doubt on age gap theory of HIV transmission

Research from South Africa suggests a women’s HIV risk may be driven more by their male partner’s age rather than the age gap between them.

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18 September 2017

Predicting tuberculosis: how a simple score card could hold the key to more effective TB prevention

A new low-cost, low-tech method for predicting an adult’s risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) could represent a major step forward for TB prevention.

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15 September 2017

HIV and cancer in the age of ART

Although the risk of developing cancer is decreasing for people living with HIV as antiretroviral treatment (ART) improves, it remains higher for certain cancers – and as ART expands, this burden is expected to grow.

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13 September 2017

Most HIV-positive migrants in Europe acquired HIV post-migration

The majority of migrants living with HIV in Europe became infected after arriving to their new country – debunking the previously held assumption that HIV infections among migrants are imported.

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06 September 2017

Getting people testing for HIV and into care in China

Landmark Lancet study shows the benefit of a simplified approach to HIV testing, diagnosis and linking to care for people living with HIV in a middle-income country.

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22 August 2017

Outrage as Zambia moves to mandatory HIV testing

Mandatory HIV testing is a ‘knee-jerk and untenable reaction’, and it ultimately does not get more people testing for HIV.

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21 August 2017

Better patient communication gets more people admitting adherence issues

A pilot that saw health workers adopt ‘patient-centred’ communication at an HIV clinic in rural Tanzania led to a three-fold increase in the number of people openly reporting treatment adherence problems.

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