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.
Reuben Silungwe explains how social media and related online platforms are impacting the HIV response in Zambia.
Levy Ngosa explores how the knock-on effect of discriminatory laws and policies impede access to HIV prevention and treatment services
An SMS service co-created with sex workers to improve their sexual health met with keen approval during testing.
Around 40% of transgender women and gay men tested HIV positive in Johannesburg – but only a third are on treatment.
The proportion of South Africans ever testing for HIV increased from 30% to 75% between 2005 and 2017 – but differences remain in who is getting tested
People living with HIV and TB in South Africa are 2.75 and 2.5 times respectively more likely to die from COVID-19 – but this risk is much lower than for age and diabetes.
South African study finds that treatment fails in two-thirds of HIV-positive infants, and that failure is linked to concurrent maternal treatment failure.
Despite intensified efforts to increase HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa, poorer and less educated people are still missing out.
When starting treatment in the third trimester, women taking dolutegravir more likely to achieve undetectable viral loads at the time of giving birth compared with those taking efavirenz.
Study finds a programme in Côte d’Ivoire offering male-only groups and peer support is helping men test for HIV, accept treatment and stay on it.