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  • 2 days ago

    Did you know that the AIDS 2020 virtual conference starts today? We are hosting a booth in the Global Village to showcase our new resource for community health workers: Boost!

    Virtual Avert booth

    The Global Village is freely accessible to all 24 hours a day, and we will be online for live chat from 3pm (BST) each day. So please come along to say hello, and find out more about Boost and our other digital projects.

  • 1 month ago

    We've received some great feedback on our mobile phone app, Boost. Providing clear and accurate information for community health workers in Southern Africa.

    Quote about Boost

    Have you checked it out yet?

  • 2 months ago

    March saw a record amount of traffic to! In total we had over 1.3 million users visit the site.

    Over 1.3 million users

  • 2 months ago

    We've been working with community health workers in Southern Africa to create a new range of COVID-19 resources for our mobile phone app, Boost.

    Collage of Boost COVID-19 graphics

    Providing clear, accurate and visual information they can trust, to support their clients and communities.

  • 3 months ago

    We've created a new series of infographics to answer some of the key questions about coronavirus (COVID19).

    How to prevent COVID-19 graphic

    You can view and download all the infographics here.

  • 3 months ago

    We’ve created a new section on that talks you through everything you need to know about the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and what it means for people living with HIV.

  • 3 months ago

    “You guys really gave me important information that I'll carry with me throughout my life. Thank you, continue the great work.”

    Quote from Instagram follower

    Great to hear this feedback from one of our Instagram followers! Why not check out our page:

  • 4 months ago

    Did you know our Boost Facebook group has over 50 members so far? If you're a community health worker, then it's the place for you! Join the conversation on HIV and sexual health with your peers.

    Join the Boost facebook group


  • 4 months ago

    At the end of last year we ran a survey on to see what people thought about our website and if they could find everything they were looking for. We had over 6,000 responses and received some great comments!

    Quotes from survey
  • 4 months ago

    Did you know we developed Boost with community health workers in Southern Africa? They have been helping us to create the content and testing the app's functionality. Here’s what some of them have said about using Boost so far…

    Quotes from CHWs

    You can see more quotes from the community health workers we've been working with on our Facebook page.

  • 4 months ago

    Great feedback on our HIV basics video series. A series of five explainer videos that help people to understand key information about HIV.

    Quote from Twitter follower
  • 4 months ago

    Are you a community health worker or peer educator? We’ve launched a new Facebook group for you to share your knowledge on HIV and sexual health with other peers. Check it out!

    FB group graphic
  • 5 months ago

    We're excited to announce that Boost has officially launched! Our new mobile resource for community health workers. Providing easy, up-to-date, visual and interactive materials on HIV and sexual health.

    Community health worker and client using the Boost app

    Boost is:

    • Free to download
    • Usable offline
    • Regularly updated

    Find out more at:

  • 5 months ago

    We’ve partnered with Cricket without Boundaries (CWB) to create a series of myth-busting infographics on HIV and sexual health, designed to be used in game play with young people in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

    new project

    You can find out more about the project and see some of the infographics on our CWB project page.

  • 5 months ago

    Our Young Voices project continues to receive a great response, with adolescents across Southern Africa discussing the character-driven ‘dilemma’ stories around sex, relationships and HIV.

    Comment on Young Voices animation

    “A guy who loves you will not pressure you to do what is not right and what you are not comfortable with. He will respect you and wait.” – Comment on Young Voices animation

  • 5 months ago

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

    over 3.3 million people

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

  • 6 months 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.

  • 6 months 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.

    Know you HIV basics graphic

    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.

  • 6 months ago

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

    2019 page visits

    Thank you for your support!