Today is World AIDS Day (1 December), commemorated for the first time on 1 November 1988 following the initiative of UNAIDS) and we ask you a question: do you know the basics of HIV? AVERT prepared a series of responses and videos in English.

The basics of HIV are actually quite simple. We know how it is transmitted, we know how it is tested, and we know how to use the treatment to keep people living with HIV healthy, which means they can live until old age.

However, few people are clear about these basic elements of HIV. We need to spread the word about the basics of HIV – and thank you in advance for sharing this message.

AVERT created a series of five explanatory videos, called “HIV: the basics” that help people understand key information about HIV. The videos explain what HIV really is, how it is transmitted, how to protect yourself, the benefits of HIV testing, and how antiretroviral therapy saves lives and makes people live well with HIV. Here are five facts to combat common myths about HIV.

Watch the videos and share them on social platforms on this World AIDS Day – 1 December 2019. 

There are many myths about HIV, but the facts about how you can get HIV and how you can protect yourself are very simple. AVERT’s explanatory video for HIV offers five facts to help you dispel myths.

Below is the first video in a series of AVERT videos that tell you everything you need to know about HIV: “What is HIV?”. This video directly reaches this point, explaining how it works and what happens if it is not controlled by antiretroviral therapy.

The second video in the AVERT series of explanatory videos on HIV “How to transmit HIV?” explains exactly how HIV is spread from person to person and how you can protect yourself from it.

The video tutorial series by AVERT tells you everything you need to know about HIV in the third video. This video analyzes what is involved in HIV testing. HIV testing is quick, easy and confidential, and is the only way to know for sure if you have HIV.

The fourth explanatory video in the AVERT series of explanatory videos on HIV “How does HIV treatment work?” tells you exactly what antiretroviral therapy does and what you can expect from it.