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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.

28 June 2017

HIV wonder drug dolutegravir to be rolled-out in Kenya

UNITAID partners to bring newer and more effective HIV treatment options to countries where they are needed most.

21 June 2017

Getting children on HIV treatment – the failure of the Global Plan

Ending paediatric AIDS is now within our reach thanks to the mass scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. However, the treatment needs for children already living with HIV must to be urgently addressed.

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.

09 May 2017

Kenya begins mass roll-out of HIV self-testing and PrEP

Kenya embraces new HIV testing technologies to scale-up HIV prevention efforts in the country.

 

13 April 2017

Male involvement crucial for keeping women on Option B+ in Malawi

A lack of male involvement in their partner’s HIV treatment programme before and after pregnancy has been found to be one of the biggest challenges to retaining women in HIV care in Malawi.

10 April 2017

Women prefer sex with circumcised men and play key role influencing men's VMMC decision

Women’s views on voluntary male medical circumcision form an important part of the delivery and mass roll-out of this HIV prevention strategy.

14 March 2017

Kenyan experience highlights potential of Situation Room HIV mobile app

Just over a year since launch, a new mobile app is helping Kenya track progress, plan and allocate resources for the HIV response, providing useful learning for other countries.

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.

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.

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.