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  • 1 day ago

    Check out the latest in our HIV explainer series! In this video, we look at what’s involved in HIV testing.

    What's involved in testing for HIV? video

    Testing for HIV is quick, easy and confidential, and it’s the only way to know for sure if you have HIV. 

  • 1 week ago

    We recently undertook an initial analysis of the comments on our Young Voices campaign on social media (Facebook and Instagram).

    Young Voices video on Facebook

    59% of people participating in online discussions showed deeper engagement with the issues covered in the animations, by, for example, expressing that they have gained knowledge; changed their perspective; or related the issue back to their own experience.

  • 2 weeks ago

    We love hearing that our information is helping answer your questions!

    Avert.org user quote

    “Very knowledgeable and answered my questions and had a lot more information to give! I love the vocabulary you use.”

  • 3 weeks ago

    Did you know? We’re developing two new Young Voices animations, on the themes of using condoms and consent.

    Coming soon graphic

    We’re hoping to launch these at the end of summer – so watch out for them!

  • 3 weeks ago

    "Well done Avert on creating such a visually interesting and informative short video explaining how HIV can be transmitted from one person to another.”

    We’ve had some great feedback on our ‘How do you get HIV?’ animation so far!

    And in case you haven't seen it yet, you can check it out here

  • 4 weeks ago

    Big thumbs up for the great feedback!

    Avert.org user quote

    “Informative, fully researched and clearly presented. Thumbs up!!!!!! Keep on updating.”

  • 1 month ago

    Our Young Voices project continues to perform really well! 

    Young Voices characters

    As of the beginning of July, there had been over 385,000 views (viewing 50% or more) on Facebook and Instagram, as well as over 1.03 million post engagements and a total reach of 2.07 million.

  • 1 month ago

    We love getting feedback from our users! Which is why we’ve added a feedback tool to all our pages. Simply click on the ‘feedback’ button on the side of the page and let us know how your visit to Avert.org has been.

    Feedback tool

  • 1 month ago

    Have you seen our latest Talking HIV? Shamal Waraich and Thobe Bandama talk about what it's like to live with HIV in their communities and why it's time to lift the taboo of talking about sex and sexual health.

    Shamal and Thobe talking
  • 1 month ago

    We’ve just launched the third video in our new HIV explainer series. ‘How does HIV treatment work?’ tells you exactly what antiretroviral treatment does and what to expect from it. Check it out!

    How does HIV treatment work?
  • 1 month ago

    Ever wondered what HIV looks like? Or how it works? We’ve put together a new series of infographics explaining the structure and lifecycle of HIV.

    HIV life cycle infographic
  • 2 months ago

    Great to see our myths infographics in action! Being used by Cricket Without Boundaries in their coaching sessions to educate children about HIV.

    Avert infographic being used by Cricket without Boundaries

    “Avert’s online resources have been invaluable for Cricket Without Boundaries – for training our volunteers the website is a great source of accessible information sheets and online quizzes, and the simple, clear and engaging infographics have been brilliant for printing out, laminating, and using as part of games in our coaching sessions with children. They’re a great way to get conversations started about HIV - we’ve used the resources with thousands of children now and they’ve definitely helped our coaches make sure that the right messages are being taken away from the session.”

  • 2 months ago

    We’ve just launched the second video in our new HIV explainer series. ‘How do you get HIV?’ tells you exactly how HIV gets transmitted from one person to another, and how to protect yourself.

    How do you get HIV? video

    If you know how you get HIV, you’ll know how to protect yourself.

  • 2 months ago

    Great to hear this feedback about our Facebook page!

    Facebook quote

    “Such a great page thank you!! I was diagnosed HIV positive 6 months ago. I have just stumbled across your page and the 15 minutes of reading I have done has been such a help!”

  • 2 months ago

    In Zambia, young people with HIV often struggle to complete school due to stigma, illness and hospital visits making their prospects for economic security challenging. Our partner in Zambia, BISO, has been working to change that, by providing entrepreneurship skills training for young people living with HIV.

    BISO project in Zambia

    One of their members, Emmanuel, said this of his time in the programme:

    ‘I really want to thank BISO for introducing this training for us. Many times people think that being HIV+ is the end of the world and that PLHIV are not viable and productive anymore. Ever since I got these skills, we worked with my colleagues to establish a business which has helped me become more economically independent in the future.’

  • 2 months ago

    Did you know we’re on Give as you Live? So you can raise money for us just by doing your regular online shop!

    Give as you live

    Simply sign up to the Give as you Live, choose us as your charity and for every online purchase you make from one of the thousands of shops listed, we will receive a donation.

  • 2 months ago

    We’ve been revamping our fact sheets: updating the information and giving them a fresh new look. From HIV testing and treatment, to pregnancy and breastfeeding, we cover a range of topics to help you know the facts about HIV.

    Screenshot of fact sheet
  • 3 months ago

    Great to hear this feedback about our HIV quizzes! We agree, learning about HIV and sex should be fun, interactive and enjoyable.

    "This is a great tool to engage people in learning about HIV in a fun and interesting way."

    “As an HIV/AIDS Health Educator, I think this is a great tool to engage people in learning about HIV in a fun and interesting way. The memes accompanying the quiz questions were clever and entertaining, and made the whole process less intimidating and more approachable. I have copied down this link to your quizzes to refer to for people who want to learn more and test their knowledge.”

  • 3 months ago

    We have started to get some data back from organisations using our Young Voices materials via online surveys.

    Young Voices animation

    86% of respondents said the materials were ‘very useful’, with the same percentage saying they had enhanced their training/sessions ‘a lot’.