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.
Avert CEO, Sarah Hand, reflects on the wider role of #SheDecides for HIV and global development, one year on from its launch.
HIV stigma is the greatest barrier to fighting the global HIV epidemic. On world Zero Discrimination Day, we challenge everyday stigma by sharing experiences from around the world.
New study finds strong links between PrEP disruptions and intimate partner violence in Kenya and Uganda. Combined interventions could be key to improving adherence and linking victims to support services.
The majority of migrants living with HIV in Europe became infected after arriving to their new country – debunking the previously held assumption that HIV infections among migrants are imported.
Trans activists Marcela Romero and Mitch Yusof discuss the importance of gender recognition in HIV services for transgender people
Austerity, international donor retreat and poor political support are severely limiting harm reduction responses in several European Union (EU) countries
“As I was developing into adulthood I started looking at a wide range of online media platforms searching for information on HIV prevention services and where l could access them. I just had a feeling that when I visited the nearest health facility the service providers might eavesdrop the service which I wanted to access.”
The pattern is clear: as a new global health crisis erupts, women are placed at the centre of impact. In some cases, women are held responsible for preventing transmission. In other cases, women are expected to manage the crisis in the face of failed health systems. And if the crisis has anything to do with children, pregnancy or sex, women are held responsible for managing it.
Ndaula Hamidu, 24, was born with HIV and is now an advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and services, including family planning – issues he says concern young men as well as young women.