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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.

03 October 2017

Rise in late HIV diagnoses among over-50s across Europe

Calls to improve age-related intervention services as HIV burden increases among an older generation of adults in EU/EEA countries.

20 September 2017

PrEP trial for adolescents: a promising step forward for HIV prevention

A US trial among 15 to 17 year-old men who have sex with men (MSM) suggests this group stands to benefit hugely should pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) be approved – and supported – for this age group. 

15 September 2017

HIV and cancer in the age of ART

Although the risk of developing cancer is decreasing for people living with HIV as antiretroviral treatment (ART) improves, it remains higher for certain cancers – and as ART expands, this burden is expected to grow.

13 September 2017

Most HIV-positive migrants in Europe acquired HIV post-migration

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.

01 September 2017

Paediatric to adult HIV care transition – the risk of disengagement

Young adults represent a growing proportion of the number of people living with HIV in the USA, but they are at high-risk of disengaging from care when transitioning from paediatric to adult services.

30 August 2017

Abstinence education is a theoretical dream that does not work

A review of abstinence-only education policies and programmes in the United States (USA) found they violated human rights, stigmatised or excluded youth, reinforced gender stereotypes, and set back HIV and other STI prevention efforts.

23 June 2017

HIV can be eliminated among gay men in UK, say experts

The number of men testing positive for HIV fell dramatically in England last year, revealing the remarkable impact of targeted interventions for men who have sex with men.

06 June 2017

Grindr survey reveals many gay men using PrEP without doctor support

There is a high appetite for increased access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among gay app users in Switzerland, according to research looking into the need for a national PrEP programme.

26 May 2017

Largest ever survey of trans people in the United States reveals stark health and HIV realities

Disturbing patterns of mistreatment, discrimination, violence and harassment, with knock-on impacts on health and HIV risk, have been revealed by the largest ever survey of transgender people living in the United States of America (USA).

11 May 2017

Drug use patterns in the USA point to more rapid injecting

As prescription opioid addiction continues to increase in the USA – researchers predict a rising epidemic of injecting-related diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.