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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.

01 April 2019

Supervised injecting can reach the most vulnerable in remote settings in North America

Many mid-sized, remote cities in North America are dealing with epidemics of opioid use – new research reveals supervised injecting facilities are acceptable in these settings. 

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29 March 2019

Circumcision programmes can protect gay men from HIV

Men who have sex with men are not actively targeted by circumcision programmes, but an updated review reveals they could benefit from this HIV prevention intervention. 

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28 March 2019

UNAIDS: We are failing people who use drugs

UNAIDS reiterates its message around health and human rights for people who use drugs in a new report.

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26 March 2019

Nigerian HIV survey – young women are most affected

More robust data on Nigeria’s HIV epidemic provides new insights that can help target HIV resources.

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22 March 2019

Education and HIV incidence among girls in Africa – a strong association but still no evidence of causation

Education is a critical component of young women’s health and empowerment programmes – but we need to be careful not to assume an immediate direct effect on HIV incidence.

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21 March 2019

Single-tablet regimes biggest predictor of HIV treatment adherence in Brazil

There were no significant differences in adherence and viral suppression rates between people in relationships and those who are single in Brazil, but the type of regime and pill quantities predict better outcomes.

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18 March 2019

HIV self-testing is not a ‘magic bullet’

Self-testing reached men and youth with knowledge of their HIV status, but further intervention is needed to link people to antiretroviral treatment.  

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15 March 2019

5 times HIV was ‘cured’

With news of another patient ‘cured’ we look back at 5 big moments in cure research and what they really mean

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13 March 2019

Point-of-care HIV viral load testing improves health outcomes

Giving patients their viral load test results on the same day improves viral load suppression rates and motivates patients to remain healthy.

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11 March 2019

Adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe are happier with peer mentors

Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters (CATS), a type of peer mentor in Zimbabwe, are a powerful tool to improve treatment outcomes and psychosocial wellbeing for young people living with HIV.

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