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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.

02 April 2019

Thailand: Retaining people in care key to PrEP adherence

Study finds that younger populations under 25, transgender women, and new clients least likely to be adherent

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29 March 2019

Circumcision programmes can protect gay men from HIV

Men who have sex with men are not actively targeted by circumcision programmes, but an updated review reveals they could benefit from this HIV prevention intervention. 

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22 March 2019

Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

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08 March 2019

Female migrants need more than information for consistent condom use in China

High rates of inconsistent condom use among female migrants in China point to need for interventions to focus on building key behavioural skills to promote condom use.

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05 March 2019

Strengthening HIV prevention for sex workers in Zimbabwe

Demand, supply and adherence to HIV prevention among sex workers in Zimbabwe is critical for supporting this group to stay HIV-negative, but where are we losing them along the HIV prevention cascade?

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21 February 2019

Men who have sex with men in China are unsure about PrEP

Gay men in China could benefit from more information around PrEP to increase uptake and curb new HIV infections in this group.

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08 February 2019

Gamifying sexual health education in Tanzania

Gamification can be a powerful tool to amplify the impact of sexual health education among adolescents in schools in low-resource contexts.

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06 February 2019

South Africa: sexual risk-taking not increasing with treatment as prevention roll-out

Disappointing results from the large-scale treatment as prevention trial in South Africa last year revealed no population level change in the number of new HIV infections – but new study reveals sexual behaviour isn’t to blame.

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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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