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We reached 24.9 million people in 2021-22 – increasing individual knowledge and improving the quality of care community health workers, peer educators and health practitioners provide to their clients in the community.

Our 2021-24 strategy outlines our commitment to close the HIV knowledge gap and build health literacy in locations and with those people most affected. Below are some examples of the impact our work is having.

We are continually working to understand our impact better and will regularly update the information on this page and our project pages.


Every day thousands of people turn to Avert content and products for information and support. Our accessible, sex-positive content has the potential to change the lives of those at risk of, or affected by HIV, increasing knowledge, promoting positive behaviours and increasing uptake of services.

All peer educators and lay counsellors require this app. I have loved it since when I got a hold of it.

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Through our Boost and Be in the KNOW brands, Avert delivers accessible, digital tools and resources into the pockets of community health workers, peer educators, community outreach workers and others in the community.


Our work supports a range of practitioners working across the HIV response with trusted information and materials – covering practical programming issues and supporting good practice through a dedicated news service.

Achievements from some of our projects


5 million people reached on Facebook and Instagram in sub-Saharan Africa in 2021-22

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96% of OPHID Boost users in Zimbabwe gained knowledge


87% of users found the Be in the KNOW website useful


86% of Be in the Know Zambia users surveyed are very likely to share the content with friends


739,000 views of Young Voices videos (viewing 50% or more)


41,000 + Boost users across east and southern Africa

Photo credit: iStock/ABHISHEK KUMAR SAH. Photos are used for illustrative purposes. They do not imply health status or behaviour.