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  • 6 months ago

    We just partnered with, a platform that offers the most sustainable way to send Christmas cards while making a donation to your chosen charity! graphic

    This Christmas, you can send e-cards instead of paper and use the cost of cards and stamps to support our work!

  • 6 months ago

    Together with the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research Zambia (CIDRZ), we’ve started work on an impact evaluation of our Young Voices materials.

    Young Voices Characters

    We’ll look at what impact the Young Voices content has on the young people who watch and engage with it – online and in face-to-face peer education groups. Does it have an effect on their sexual health choices? Does it successfully influence attitudes and intention to act? And to what extent? Findings from this research will inform and improve our work and that of others working in digital health and behaviour change.

  • 7 months ago

    Are you working with community health workers? Are you looking for new ways to support and understand their ongoing learning? Then look no further than Boost.

    Characters from the Boost app

    Boost is a mobile phone app and website designed and developed in collaboration with community health workers and peer educators in Southern Africa. Check out our new Boost page for everything you need to know!

  • 7 months ago

    Are you looking for resources to use and share this World AIDS Day? Then look no further. Help us spread the facts about HIV with our HIV Basics video series.

    Know your HIV basics this World AIDS Day


  • 7 months ago

    Have you seen our new episode of Talking HIV? Alex Liu and Alex Garner discuss the challenges of asking for what you want in bed - but why it's so important for having good sex.

    Still from new Talking HIV video
  • 7 months ago

    We're delighted to have received a £500 donation from DrugStars!

    A phone showing the DrugStars app

    DrugStars is an app that helps thousands of people remember to take their medication, while raising money for charities like Avert.

  • 7 months ago

    Check out our new gay health video!

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    Everyone should feel able to have pleasurable and intimate sex in the way they want. But let’s be honest, talking about your sexual desires may feel like something that’s hard to do. In our new video, we give you some practical tips on how to ask for what you want in bed.

  • 7 months ago

    We love receiving feedback from you and learning that you find the information on useful! user quote

    “Thank you for your very comprehensive, up-to-date information and material on HIV. Great website, lots of angles and ideas and data. Great work!”

  • 8 months ago

    Have you heard about our new community healthworker project Boost? Boost is a digital information hub, which will provide accessible and engaging HIV and sexual health content for community healthworkers in Southern Africa. Launching in January 2020!

    Focus group with community healthworkers in Zimbabwe

    If you or the organisation you work for would like to find out more, then sign up to our Boost email list for everything you need to know

  • 8 months ago

    We've recently updated our HIV timeline with the latest events from 2018 and 2019. Check it out!

    New 2019 event
  • 8 months 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.

  • 8 months ago

    We love hearing your comments! This user learnt more about HIV transmission. What HIV facts have you learnt? user quote

    “I learn a lot and now I know the facts about HIV and how it transferred to others.”

  • 8 months 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!

  • 8 months 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. 

  • 8 months 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
  • 9 months ago

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

    IGTV channel

    Stay tuned for more video updates on Instagram!

  • 10 months ago

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

    Zimbabwe stats
  • 10 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!

  • 10 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.