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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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26 October 2017

Talking HIV: Sharing your diagnosis

What’s it like to share your HIV diagnosis? In this episode, Jimmy, Krishen and Alex, young HIV activists talk about disclosing their status to friends, family and prospective love interests.

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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.

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11 October 2017

Talking HIV: Making the drugs work for you

In the latest episode of the series, sex workers Chrissy and Fatima talk about their experiences living with HIV, sharing tips on how to deal with the side effects of taking ARV drugs.

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04 October 2017

Talking HIV: Young and positive in Malawi

What’s it really like to be young and living with HIV in Malawi? In the second instalment of our Talking HIV series we hear from Favour and Jimmy who are both 19 and living with HIV. 

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27 September 2017

Talking HIV: New series shares real-life experiences of people living with HIV

In Avert’s revealing new podcast series we hear from people whose lives have been affected by HIV. 

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17 August 2017

5 steps to having good sex on your first time

We know the idea of ‘losing it’ can be nerve-wracking, but this needn’t take the enjoyment out of having sex. Whether you’re straight, gay or anything in between – we’ve some top tips to help ensure your first time is fun and enjoyable.

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25 January 2017

11 things to expect from an HIV home-test

HIV home-testing kits are available in a growing number of countries. They offer you the convenience of taking an HIV test in your own time and in the privacy of your own home – but are they for everyone?

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