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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.

15 June 2017

Needs of gay men and sex workers ignored in new Ugandan HIV plan

World’s first presidential Fast-Track initiative put’s Uganda back in driving seat of HIV response, but a lack of recognition of rights of at-risk groups will continue to hamper their efforts.

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26 May 2017

Largest ever survey of trans people in the United States reveals stark health and HIV realities

Disturbing patterns of mistreatment, discrimination, violence and harassment, with knock-on impacts on health and HIV risk, have been revealed by the largest ever survey of transgender people living in the United States of America (USA).

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15 May 2017

Life expectancy for people with HIV is now near-normal – but only for those accessing treatment

There has been a vast decline in mortality among people with HIV who get on antiretroviral treatment – but who are we leaving behind?

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07 March 2017

Am I Not the Healthy One?

To mark International Women’s Day, we hear from Justine, a young mother living with HIV in Cameroon who has taken her diagnosis in her stride.

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07 March 2017

Providing peer education to young mothers in Malawi - Emily's story

To mark International Women’s Day, we hear from Emily, a peer educator from Malawi who dedicates her life ensuring other women have access to the information and support they need to seek testing and live positively.

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03 March 2017

Decentralised antiretroviral treatment delivery in an urban setting – a Kinshasa success

The first ever study evaluating the decentralising of HIV care through antiretroviral treatment (ART) distribution centres shows low rates of patient loss in the city.

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31 January 2017

Spotlight on supervised drug consumption rooms as the USA looks to open its first facility

As news hits that the USA is to open up its first safer injecting facility – where else in the world do they exist and why are they important for improving health outcomes?

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06 January 2017

HIV drug resistance: a new threat for low- and middle-income countries

With 17 million people now accessing antiretroviral treatment worldwide, HIV drug resistance has the potential to unravel progress towards the Fast-Track target of ending AIDS by 2030.

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21 October 2016

Poverty holds back progress in prevention of mother-to-child transmission in Nigeria

Women in Nigeria face cycles of stigma and poverty that severley limit their access to HIV serivces, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission services.

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13 October 2016

Global Tuberculosis Report 2016: An ‘uphill battle’ in the fight against TB

Progress in halting TB – the world’s leading infectious disease killer – is plagued by a lack of political will and inequalities in healthcare access

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