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UNAIDS warns that progress is slowing and time is running out to reach the 2020 HIV targets

New HIV infections are rising in around 50 countries, AIDS-related deaths are not falling fast enough and flat resources are threatening success. Half of all new HIV infections are among key populations and their partners, who are still not getting the services they need

HIV is not the only risk – using condoms or getting tested can pose risks to trust and relationships

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions.

Efavirenz does not increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or depression in Ugandan adults

Treatment with the antiretroviral drug efavirenz did not increase the risk of depressive symptoms or suicidal thoughts in adults living with HIV in Uganda when compared to nevirapine-based treatment, a prospective cohort study published in Annals of Internal Medicine reports.

HIV transmission filmed live by French scientists

A team of French researchers has succeeded in filming HIV infecting a healthy cell. UNAIDS spoke to Morgane Bomsel, Research Team Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), about the feat.

Safety warning – dolutegravir at the time of conception may cause birth defects

Women with HIV who might become pregnant advised to avoid dolutegravir unless using effective contraception

“We do not have a say in the matter of condom use”: pregnant women in South Africa offer their view on PrEP

A study among pregnant women in South Africa has found many lack control over condom use – and would be willing to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves and their babies from HIV.

Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Proposes a Bold, New Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

To achieve global health and development goals, experts recommend increased investments and comprehensive interventions

The girl effect: how teenage boys are likely to listen to girls over VMMC

Adolescent girls have an important role to play in influencing adolescent boys’ decision to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), new research suggests.

World at risk of losing control of HIV and AIDS epidemic, PEPFAR architect says

The HIV and AIDS epidemic could become uncontained if current funding trends continue, warned one of the founding architects of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

First-line ART failure common among hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa

A large proportion of hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced the failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.