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.
Scientists are hesitant to declare that there is no risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding by mothers with an undetectable viral load, as they have done for sexual transmission. We talk through why it’s contentious.
Whether you’ve had unprotected sex or it’s just that time of year again, here are our top 5 reasons why you should test for HIV again.
We know that HIV does not exist in a social, political or economic vacuum, yet we often fail to think broadly about the wider context of the life of a person living with HIV. Can syndemic theory provide us with an HIV response that goes deeper?
In their first treatment update since 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopts a ‘treat all’ approach for hepatitis C, guided by the success of the HIV treatment experience.
On International Youth Day (12 August), we look at the importance of youth involvement and safe spaces to respond to the HIV challenge related to the youth bulge.
HIV prevention is in need of a re-boot, cried many at AIDS 2018. Where better to start than with the condom, the most simple and effective intervention in our toolkit.
Dolutegravir’s first bump in the road to global roll-out begs larger questions around women’s rights and access to contraceptives at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).
Condom use among adolescents is likely to increase over time following sexual health education, while other positive behaviours and attitudes towards sexual activity and risk are likely to wane, a wide-ranging evidence review suggests.
Despite the huge human and economic toll, research into hepatitis B remains drastically underfunded, and was recently alikened to a neglected tropical disease. But hope for a cure is growing.
Long-term survivors – those diagnosed before effective treatment for HIV was around – face unique challenges relating to their mental and physical health.