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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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01 December 2016

Ten pivotal moments in the HIV epidemic

This World AIDS Day we've chosen ten pivotal events from the history of the HIV epidemic you should know about.

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29 November 2016

Seven things we can do to reduce the health impacts of drug use

According to a recent report, 12 million people inject drugs globally, but they are often simply judged, looked down on, condemned or ignored. This has serious health and social consequences for them, their families and their communities – not least in terms of their risk of acquiring or passing on HIV and hepatitis C.

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11 November 2016

Five things everyone should know about HIV

We count down the top five things that everybody should know about HIV - from AIDS, to testing, to symptoms, to treatment.

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