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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.

12 July 2021

Only half of women in sub-Saharan Africa fully understand how to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Data from 33 national health surveys reveals a gap in knowledge, particularly among adolescent girls, uneducated women and those with low incomes

05 July 2021

Easy-to-access PEP pilot shows promise in rural East Africa

The first pilot to offer PEP to people in parts of Kenya and Uganda with high HIV prevalence results in good uptake and no HIV infections

28 June 2021

Trial offering PrEP to women in South Africa halves HIV incidence

Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP

24 June 2021

Cervical cancer study reveals worrying trend for young women

Zambian study finds women living with HIV aged 20-29 are most at risk of cervical cancer, closely followed by adolescent girls

18 June 2021

Perspectives of pregnant women living with HIV on their partner’s involvement with antenatal care

Study in Haiti finds that half the women living with HIV said their partner supports them during pregnancy, but only one in four men attend antenatal appointments

11 June 2021

HIV stigma: a vicious cycle for women

Study finds women more likely to both hold discriminatory attitudes related to HIV stigma, and to suffer from them

08 June 2021

Study reveals adherence gap in preventing mother-to-child transmission

Ugandan study finds uptake of HIV treatment above 90%, but only three-quarters of women were fully taking medication after two months

02 June 2021

Why people in Kenya quit PrEP

Personal risk, stigma, inconvenient clinic times and locations all influenced people’s decisions to stop using PrEP

28 May 2021

The girls-only clubs reducing HIV vulnerabilities

Clubs in Malawi that gave 12 to 14-year-old girls the space to discuss sexual health found they increased peer support and school attendance and reduced unequal and abusive practices at home.

25 May 2021

Study highlights strategies that help teenagers living with HIV feel ready to move into adult care

Ugandan study suggests peer educators, visiting adult clinics, counselling and education can all make the transition process go smoothly.