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  • 2 days ago

    Over the last 3 months we have seen a record amount of traffic to Avert.org, with over 3.3 million people visiting Avert.org in October-December 2019.

    over 3.3 million people

    That’s 27% more than July–September 2019!

  • 1 week ago

    Did you know? HIV is still the second biggest killer of young people globally. Without the right information and support a whole new generation of young people are at risk.

    Providing essential knowledge and resources

    We're working to change that, by providing essential knowledge and resources on HIV and sexual health to millions of people around the world.

  • 1 week ago

    Throughout the year we run numerous campaigns across our social media channels, but one we were particularly proud of in 2019 was our 'Know your HIV basics' World AIDS Day campaign.

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    For this, we created a series of five explainer videos to help people understand the key information about HIV. The campaign reached over 1.6 million people on Facebook and Instagram, with over 450,000 engagements.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Did you know? In 2019 we provided HIV information through Avert.org to over 10.7 million people.

    2019 page visits

    Thank you for your support!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Here at Avert we're ready to start the holiday season, and would like to wish all our users a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    The Avert team
  • 1 month ago

    We just partnered with DontSendMeACard.com, a platform that offers the most sustainable way to send Christmas cards while making a donation to your chosen charity!

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    This Christmas, you can send e-cards instead of paper and use the cost of cards and stamps to support our work!

  • 1 month ago

    Together with the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research Zambia (CIDRZ), we’ve started work on an impact evaluation of our Young Voices materials.

    Young Voices Characters

    We’ll look at what impact the Young Voices content has on the young people who watch and engage with it – online and in face-to-face peer education groups. Does it have an effect on their sexual health choices? Does it successfully influence attitudes and intention to act? And to what extent? Findings from this research will inform and improve our work and that of others working in digital health and behaviour change.

  • 1 month ago

    Are you working with community health workers? Are you looking for new ways to support and understand their ongoing learning? Then look no further than Boost.

    Characters from the Boost app

    Boost is a mobile phone app and website designed and developed in collaboration with community health workers and peer educators in Southern Africa. Check out our new Boost page for everything you need to know!

  • 1 month ago

    Are you looking for resources to use and share this World AIDS Day? Then look no further. Help us spread the facts about HIV with our HIV Basics video series.

    Know your HIV basics this World AIDS Day

     

  • 2 months ago

    Have you seen our new episode of Talking HIV? Alex Liu and Alex Garner discuss the challenges of asking for what you want in bed - but why it's so important for having good sex.

    Still from new Talking HIV video
  • 2 months ago

    We're delighted to have received a £500 donation from DrugStars!

    A phone showing the DrugStars app

    DrugStars is an app that helps thousands of people remember to take their medication, while raising money for charities like Avert.

  • 2 months ago

    Check out our new gay health video!

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    Everyone should feel able to have pleasurable and intimate sex in the way they want. But let’s be honest, talking about your sexual desires may feel like something that’s hard to do. In our new video, we give you some practical tips on how to ask for what you want in bed.

  • 2 months ago

    We love receiving feedback from you and learning that you find the information on Avert.org useful!

    Avert.org user quote

    “Thank you for your very comprehensive, up-to-date information and material on HIV. Great website, lots of angles and ideas and data. Great work!”

  • 2 months ago

    Have you heard about our new community healthworker project Boost? Boost is a digital information hub, which will provide accessible and engaging HIV and sexual health content for community healthworkers in Southern Africa. Launching in January 2020!

    Focus group with community healthworkers in Zimbabwe

    If you or the organisation you work for would like to find out more, then sign up to our Boost email list for everything you need to know

  • 2 months ago

    We've recently updated our HIV timeline with the latest events from 2018 and 2019. Check it out!

    New 2019 event
  • 2 months ago

    Did you know you can now support our work via Thinking of You?

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    Thinking of You is a mobile app that helps you to let people know that you’re thinking of them, by sending them a ‘thought’ with an optional donation to your chosen charity. Brighten someone’s day while supporting a good cause, click here to download the app.

  • 3 months ago

    We love hearing your comments! This Avert.org user learnt more about HIV transmission. What HIV facts have you learnt?

    Avert.org user quote

    “I learn a lot and now I know the facts about HIV and how it transferred to others.”

  • 3 months ago

    We're happy to announce that we've teamed up with DrugStars! Their innovative new app is helping thousands of people to remember to take their medication, while raising money for charity. 

    DrugStars app

    The app allows you to track your meds and every time you take them you’ll earn stars that you can then donate to support our work. Download the app today and start collecting your stars!

  • 3 months ago

    Check out the latest in our HIV explainer series!

    5 facts to fight the myths

    There are lots of HIV myths around, but the facts of how you can get HIV, and how you can protect yourself, are very simple. Our HIV explainer video gives you five facts to fight the myths.