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  • 8 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
  • 8 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.

  • 8 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
  • 8 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!

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  • 8 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:

  • 9 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.

  • 9 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

  • 9 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!

  • 9 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.

  • 9 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.

  • 9 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!

  • 10 months ago

    Here at Avert we're ready to start the holiday season, and would like to wish all our users a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    The Avert team
  • 10 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!

  • 10 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.

  • 10 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!

  • 11 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


  • 11 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
  • 11 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.

  • 11 months ago

    Check out our new gay health video!

    Still from video

    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.