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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.

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."

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.

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

03 September 2018

5 reasons to re-test for HIV today

Whether you’ve had unprotected sex or it’s just that time of year again, here are our top 5 reasons why you should test for HIV again.

16 March 2018

6 HIV facts to shout about

First off, it’s not all about condoms... Believe it or not, condoms aren’t the only way to prevent HIV anymore.

01 March 2018

‘Keeping HIV a secret made me feel so isolated’: REAL STORIES from people dealing with HIV discrimination

HIV stigma is the greatest barrier to fighting the global HIV epidemic. On world Zero Discrimination Day, we challenge everyday stigma by sharing experiences from around the world.

17 January 2018

5 HIV cure myths exposed

There is no cure or vaccine for HIV – we debunk myths and rumours which suggest there are.

09 January 2018

5 of the weirdest HIV transmission myths ever

Get a reality check on some of the most bizarre rumours about how HIV is transmitted.

27 November 2017

5 reasons why people put off HIV testing according to Google

Let's clear up the confusion around testing — because there’s no good reason to put off getting an HIV test