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  • 17 hours ago

    If you haven’t seen it already, we’ve created a new gay health hub on Avert.org so that gay men can get all the information they need in one easy to access space.

    We are going to be launching more specially tailored landing pages in the future for other groups of people as well. Let us know what you think!

  • 1 week ago

    Tablets in a hand

    Relebohile's story:

    "I was able to make a decision that has changed my life. I tested for HIV and got positive results. Because I had sufficient information on HIV/AIDS."

    "I accepted my status, enrolled into treatment and I am now living openly with HIV. I take my medication accordingly with pride and I am all happy. Had I not joined the group and gained knowledge, none of this could have happened. That was really the best thing that changed my life." - Prison youth group member at PB, Avert's partner in Lesotho.

  • 1 week ago

    We’re really excited that our Avert.org educational content reached 848,000 new people in March alone!

    Over 100,000 of those were from 6 countries in South and West Africa particularly affected by HIV, where knowledge about HIV is particularly important, and where increasing access to digital information is transforming society and ways people can access information. In total 101,800 visitors to Avert.org came from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in March - with many others coming from across Africa and the world.

  • 1 week ago

    South African grandmothers sitting talking

    March 2018 marked our last month working with our fantastic partner in South Africa, the DSR.

    Since 2005, the Sisonke project has been empowering grandmothers in communities heavily affected by the HIV epidemic with knowledge and skills to take care of themselves and their grandchildren, who have often lost their parents. In light of the project’s immense progress, the increased availability of domestic resourcing for HIV, and wider social development in South Africa, Avert began a two-year phase out of its grant to Sisonke in 2016, and we have been working with the DSR to plan the next phase of the project. We wish them all the very best for the future!

    We will soon be sharing more about the impact and lessons learned from Sisonke. Watch this space.

  • 1 week ago

    School children in Lesotho

    Welcome to our new Avert blogfeed! This blogfeed will be bringing you brief updates about what we’ve been doing at Avert (and with our partners) across all our different areas of work.

    We hope you like it – but do let us know if there are any particular areas of our work you’d like to know more about.