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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.

30 November 2021

World AIDS Day 2021: six milestone moments in the HIV response

To mark World AIDS Day, we reflect on the progress achieved over the past 40 years. Look back at the journey so far through these six milestone moments in the HIV response.

11 May 2021

Six things you should know about COVID-19 vaccines

There’s been a lot of false information going around about COVID-19 vaccines, so it’s natural to have some questions. Here, we put the record straight with the key things you need to know.

01 December 2020

3 steps to a happy and healthy sex life – World AIDS Day 2020

Sexual health is about so much more than infection prevention – it’s about being happy with yourself and in your sex life. Help us to spread the word that everyone has a right to pleasurable and safer sex!

05 August 2020

The potential of social media to better engage gay and bisexual men in HIV prevention

Reuben Silungwe explains how social media and related online platforms are impacting the HIV response in Zambia.

29 July 2020

What happens when stigma and discrimination take the place of compassion

Levy Ngosa explores how the knock-on effect of discriminatory laws and policies impede access to HIV prevention and treatment services

03 April 2020

HIV and COVID-19: six ways you can look after your health

If you’re living with HIV and wondering how the new coronavirus may affect you, here are some tips to help you look after yourself.

03 February 2020

5 things you need to know about Boost

We have launched a new mobile app made in collaboration with community health workers in Southern Africa. Find out all you need to know about Boost!

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.