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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.

17 February 2022

The link between HIV viral suppression and violence

Young women who experience partner violence are 70% less likely to be virally suppressed than other young women, finds South African study

10 February 2022

HIV stigma: half of people in 15 African national surveys hold discriminatory attitudes

Analysis suggests younger people and those with low income or education levels are more likely to discriminate against people with HIV  

04 February 2022

What is stopping young women in Benin from using contraception?

In Benin, 60% of unmarried young women want to use contraception but can’t, and many married young women are also struggling – but why?

03 February 2022

Men who pay for sex: a missing at-risk population?

Analysis from 35 African countries shows men who pay for sex are 50% more likely to have HIV than other men

28 January 2022

Migration impacts treatment access for women in South Sudan who sell sex

Analysis suggests that HIV status awareness is less of an issue than accessing treatment and staying on it. 

27 January 2022

A guide to casual relationships: are they really worth it?

Hooking-up or casual sex can be fun - but it's not for everyone. Find out if it's right for you and if there are any risks to think about.

21 January 2022

Test and treat increases access to work and education for people with HIV and their children

East African study suggests the economic benefits of providing immediate treatment outweigh the costs

19 January 2022

Stigma and a lack of HIV knowledge linked to low PrEP use

Brazil survey finds only 15% of men who have sex with men who qualify for free PrEP are using it

14 January 2022

Sex during pregnancy: the beliefs and practices increasing HIV risk

Infidelity and low condom use is common among couples expecting a baby in Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe

12 January 2022

Injectable PrEP approved for use in the United States

Urgent action is now needed so that people most at risk of HIV across the world can benefit