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  • 3 weeks ago

    Thanks to funding from The Mercury Phoenix Trust, our Young Voices materials are now available in Swahili!

    Young Voices characters

    As part of a project with Frontline AIDS and REPSSI, we have translated six of our Young Voices animations and the associated support materials (fact sheets, comics and facilitator guides) so they can be used by Frontline AIDS, REPSSI and their partners in Tanzania.

  • 1 month ago

    At the end of last year we launched two new Young Voices videos, about consent and using condoms in a relationship. So far the videos have reached over 680,000 young people in Southern Africa on Facebook and Instagram, and have been watched over 75,000 times (viewing 50% or more).

    Characters from new Young Voices videos
  • 1 month ago

    We’re really pleased to now be a certified member of the Patient Information Forum's PIF TICK scheme.  The PIF TICK shows an organisation has a professional and robust production process in place to provide high-quality health information.

    PIF TICK logo

  • 2 months ago

    It has now been over a year since we launched our learning app for community health workers, Boost. We’ve had some great feedback along the way, including these comments from Tendai and Loveness.

    Tendai and Loveness quotes
  • 2 months ago

    Did you know that later this year we will be launching a new chatbot to go alongside the Boost app? The BoostBot will be here to answer community health workers' questions about HIV, sexual health and COVID-19 via WhatsApp.

    Boost characters with a speech bubble saying 'coming soon'

    More on this soon!

  • 2 months ago

    “ is just so awesome educative and full of knowledge.”

    “ is just so awesome educative and full of knowledge.”

  • 3 months ago

    In 2020 we provided HIV, sexual health and COVID-19 information to over 15 million people through our website, Thank you for your support!

    Over 15 million people
  • 3 months ago

    We hope you have all had a happy and healthy start to the new year and were able to enjoy the festive season. We know last year was a very different and difficult time. But we were pleased to have been able to continue our work providing accurate and trusted information about HIV, sexual health and COVID-19.

    Collage of Avert highlights from 2020

    Here’s to continuing our efforts in 2021!

  • 3 months ago

    We’re starting to feel festive here at Avert – even if it is virtually this year! We know 2020 has been a difficult year but we hope you all have a lovely festive season and a happy and healthy start to the new year. 

    Avert team on a zoom call
  • 3 months ago

    Our HIV basics video series is being translated into Arabic by the Tunisian Centre for Public Health and ATL MST SIDA Tunis. We’re really pleased to see our content available in another language so that more people can learn the facts about HIV!

    Still from the video

    You can see the first translated video here.

  • 4 months ago

    For this year's World AIDS Day we asked young people for their tips and advice on the best ways to have a happy and healthy sex life. From talking to your partner about what turns you on to getting advice about contraceptives and testing for HIV and STIs - check out our favourite tips here.

    Young woman sharing her top tips

  • 5 months ago

    We’re proud that Avert is a new coalition member of GenEndIt – the movement empowering global youth to transform the world and be the generation to end AIDS.

    GenEndIt graphic

    Find out more and get involved here.

  • 5 months ago

    We're always pleased to hear that our users are learning a lot from the information and resources on!

    Quote from user
  • 6 months ago

    We are currently redesigning our website and digital offer, and want to hear from you how what we do can be more useful. Take our survey and help shape our new online offer!

    Characters saying take part in our survey
  • 6 months ago

    We've been updating our country graphics with the latest UNAIDS data. So if you're looking for up-to date visuals of the HIV epidemic around the world, head over to our infographics hub.

    Graphic showing stats from South Africa
  • 7 months ago

    Some great feedback about one of our Talking HIV videos. Have you seen any of them yet? Our Talking HIV series is a collection of real-life conversations between people who have been affected by HIV.

    Quote about Talking HIV

    "Amazing stories! I can relate to this so much. I'm very much enjoying watching it and learning about their experience."

  • 7 months ago

    We’ve been working together with Louisa Manby from UCL, to investigate the potential of digital health interventions for HIV prevention for female sex workers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Digital health interventions for HIV prevention

    We'll be sharing some of the findings soon, so watch this space!

  • 7 months ago

    Always great to hear that the information on is helping you support and educate your communities.

    User quote

    “Great information I’m going to share the information I learned to educate the local community” – user

  • 8 months ago

    Our Young Voices videos are still receiving a high level of engagement across our social media. So far on Facebook and Instagram Young Voices has:

    • reached over 2.8 million people
    • had over 1.8 million engagements
    • been watched over 630k times (viewing 50% or more)

    Find out more about the Young Voices project here.