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  • 22 hours 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.

  • 4 days 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.”

  • 1 week 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!

  • 1 week 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. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    Our latest Annual Report for 2018-19 is now out! Why not download a copy and find out what we've been getting up to over the last year.

    Annual report 2018-19 highlights
  • 3 weeks ago

    You can now watch the Young Voices series on our IGTV channel.

    IGTV channel

    Stay tuned for more video updates on Instagram!

  • 1 month ago

    We've recently updated our infographic hub with the latest HIV stats from around the world - check it out!

    Zimbabwe stats
  • 2 months ago

    In June we started work on an exciting new pilot project in partnership with the Praekelt Foundation - developing virtual support groups on WhatsApp for young people living with HIV.

    Young person using their phone

    The project will further the understanding of how technology can help improve adherence to treatment and support overall health and wellbeing. More on this soon!

  • 2 months 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. 

  • 2 months 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 months 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.”

  • 2 months 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!

  • 2 months 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

  • 3 months ago

    Big thumbs up for the great feedback!

    Avert.org user quote

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

  • 3 months 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.

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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
  • 3 months 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?
  • 4 months 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
  • 4 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.”