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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.

29 November 2019

5 things about HIV you need to know this World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day 2019 (1 December), we ask you: do you know your HIV basics? Every year this day is marked to raise awareness of HIV, change negative attitudes, and fight misinformation. This year, we have created five explainer videos that talk you through everything you need to know about HIV.

18 November 2019

Talking HIV: asking for the sex you want

"No one should feel ashamed talking about what they want or if they had gonorrhoea or syphilis. It's just this thing we can talk openly about..."

30 July 2019

‘Out of the Shadows of HIV’: one woman’s journey to overcoming HIV stigma

Thobe Bandama has been living with HIV for the last 20 years, she talks to us about how she has come to start talking about it.

09 July 2019

Talking HIV: Sex and sexual health in our communities

"I'm still to find those people who identify as British or maybe Asian, south Asian that are open about their HIV status because it is so stigmatised."

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.

29 April 2019

Decriminalisation: bringing the conversation out of isolation

In the latest in our new series of guest blogs from citizen journalists in southern Africa, Denver Kisting talks to lawyer Arvind Narrain about his early days of LGBT campaigning and where we’re at with decriminalising homosexuality.

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.

15 March 2019

5 times HIV was ‘cured’

With news of another patient ‘cured’ we look back at 5 big moments in cure research and what they really mean