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The latest international news, analysis and features on the HIV epidemic from Avert. Share your views and expertise with your peers in the comments box below the articles.

16 May 2019

'I want to hear real stories of lived experiences like mine'

In the latest of our guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Boitshepo Mmabatho Motsamai calls for a re-telling of LGBT+ narratives in traditional and digital media.

25 April 2019

'You don’t come out once, you come out every day'

In the third of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Daphne Jena talks to Bee Chihera about her ongoing transformation.

16 April 2019

From corrective rape to acceptance and support

In the second of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Thuthu Magagula talks to rape survivors from eSwatini about the needs of LGBTI+ adolescents.

09 April 2019

Call me ‘they’ – then I can be me

In the first of a new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Bokang Bane talks to Layla, a transwoman from Lesotho, about the importance of respecting preferred pronouns.

30 November 2018

6 things to say to a friend who’s worried about testing for HIV

Being afraid of taking an HIV test is pretty common, but here are 6 things you can say to help put someone’s mind at rest.

08 October 2018

Talking HIV: Telling people about your HIV status

Sharing your #HIV status can be daunting at any age, but for young people it can be even more challenging. In this episode, Gracious and Theresa share their experiences telling loved ones about their HIV status. 

02 October 2018

Talking HIV: Dating older partners

What are the pros and cons of dating older people? In this episode of Talking HIV, James and Tsholofelo discuss the risks and realities of dating somebody older.

24 September 2018

Talking HIV: Sex education in schools

Avert’s podcast ‘Talking HIV’ is back again. This time sharing the voices of young people from across Southern Africa. In the first episode, Lisa and Godknows share their experiences of sex ed. at school.

03 August 2018

5 signs they might not be right for you

A young person’s guide to healthy relationships.

18 October 2017

Talking HIV: Motherhood and HIV in Malawi

What's it like to be pregnant and living with HIV? In this installment of the series, Chifundo and Tiyamike talk about how they look after their health whilst pregnant and how the virus has affected their relationships.