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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.

01 February 2019

Climate change is affecting HIV epidemics in Africa

Climate-related events, such as droughts, are an HIV risk to already vulnerable populations of women, Lesotho study shows.

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23 January 2019

Alex Garner: ‘We need to look beyond HIV’

We need to appreciate gay men’s right to pleasure and to decide what to do with their own bodies, says Hornet’s Alex Garner

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16 January 2019

African women prefer multipurpose HIV prevention products

Researchers borrow from behavioural economics to understand what women in sub-Saharan Africa really want from a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) product.

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23 November 2018

PrEP in the USA: white people given preference 

Nearly six times as many white people as black people are being prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the USA, despite black people having a greater need. 

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02 November 2018

Malaysia eliminates HIV transmission from mother-to-child

Malaysia celebrates milestone victory for preventable diseases in babies.

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22 October 2018

Young women, their male partners and HIV – how relationships vary across settings

New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.

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04 October 2018

HIV stigma blocks efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission in India

Outreach workers identify a number of personal, social, and structural challenges that impede efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in India.

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26 September 2018

PrEP in Hong Kong - less targeting is more effective

Surprising research from Hong Kong reveals that providing PrEP to a third of gay men averts more new infections than only targeting gay men most at risk.

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20 July 2018

The seesaw effect: positive outcomes of sex education reduce over time – while condom use increases

Condom use among adolescents is likely to increase over time following sexual health education, while other positive behaviours and attitudes towards sexual activity and risk are likely to wane, a wide-ranging evidence review suggests.

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21 May 2018

“We do not have a say in the matter of condom use”: pregnant women in South Africa offer their view on PrEP

A study among pregnant women in South Africa has found many lack control over condom use – and would be willing to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves and their babies from HIV.

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