You are here


Your use of the website means you accept these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove all or a part of these conditions and guidelines. If you continue to use the site after we have posted changes to the terms, it means you have accepted those terms as well.

General terms and conditions of use

AVERT hopes that the information provided on its website pages is helpful to readers. Nothing on this website, and/or related platforms- (i.e. social media or other channels signposted on constitutes advice, nor does the transmission, downloading or sending of any information create any contractual relationship. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice.

All information made available by AVERT on this website is without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied. AVERT accepts no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage suffered by any user who relies on the information contained on this website. AVERT shall not be responsible for the content of any other website which is linked either to or from its website.

Any pages on this website may be downloaded or printed for personal use provided that no alterations to any of the pages are made and that where pages are shown to be part of a numbered set, the full set are printed and used together, and that no use is made of any of the pages in any other work or publication in whatever medium stored. None of the website pages may be distributed or copied for any commercial purposes.

If any material shall be downloaded or printed for educational purposes, it shall be the responsibility of the person or body so doing to comply with the laws of the state or nation within which the material shall be used.

The terms of this disclaimer will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and both AVERT and the individual users submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

The content of this website is the copyright of AVERT.

User created content

Personal Stories

The viewpoints and opinions expressed in these stories are those of the individuals themselves, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints and opinions of AVERT.

Submitting Personal Stories

By sharing your story you grant the right to use, without modifying unless where meaning is totally lost or where language may be offensive or sensitive, and publish the content of the story submitted. AVERT also retains the right to not publish any story, based on its sole judgment.

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the submitter authorises AVERT to publish the story for the purposes of free HIV and AIDS education and information provision, and allows AVERT to be holders of the copyright.

Our use of any story is limited to text format. By choosing to submit a story on, you acknowledge and agree that the general public may view any part of the information that you provide.

When you submit a story, your perosnal details such as full name, email address and location are all optional. All story submissions are subject to our privacy policy. By submitting your story you confirm that:

1. the story is yours and you have the right to share it and give us permission to use it;
2. all information contained in your story is accurate to the best of your knowledge; and
3. you are giving AVERT unlimited, free permission to publish all or any portion of the story on its website, and in any other media where we may wish to publish it in the future.