HIV in the UK - Did you know..

November 24, 2016 Freedoms NHS

HIV in the UK With 20% of people still believing the myth that HIV can be passed on through kissing, education surrounding HIV is as urgent today as it always has been. Although there have been amazing advancements in testing, education and treatment around HIV, it continues to affect a large number of people in the UK. Each year, a significant number of people are exposed to the infection, with many sadly going on to contract HIV. Many people believe that the chance of contracting HIV in the UK is very low and unfortunately this view is particularly prevalent in...

BioSure’s Role in "Delivering the First 90” - The Potential of HIV Self Testing

October 23, 2016 Brigette Bard

Today there is absolutely no reason why anyone should die as a consequence of HIV infection. Test and Treat programmes are being implemented globally. But you can only treat HIV and prevent the long term health damage and stop onward transmission of the virus if you have knowledge of your HIV status. If you don’t test, you can’t treat.

UNAIDS have an ambitious yet achievable target to put the global community back on track and ensure the epidemic’s demise : the “90, 90, 90 Goals”  

Could HIV self-testing unlock the door to a world without AIDS..........


Prince Harry has a HIV test live on social media!

August 30, 2016 Brigette Bard

The power of Facebook showed itself once again this month as Prince Harry was broadcast having an HIV test live on social media, in a public attempt to remove the taboo which still surrounds HIV and testing. Whilst the simple finger-prick procedure took only a matter of minutes to be performed on Harry, the broadcast stood as a marker for a message which we can only hope sustains its poignancy over time. Whilst Harry’s public display saw him continuing his mother’s mission to break stigma and raise awareness, it seems that in many ways he is still fighting the same battle...

Online dating: are we letting our guard down when it comes to looking after our sexual health? Part 2

June 14, 2016 Brigette Bard

It’s so exciting when you’re online dating and you get a match!  However recent articles suggest dating aps are to blame for the for increases in STI contraction. We need to be careful not to ‘pass the buck’ because this removes responsibility. Every person should be confident in taking responsibility for their own sexual health

Online dating: are we letting our guard down when it comes to looking after our sexual health?

June 07, 2016 Brigette Bard

With more and more people hooking up online and taking the relationship from virtual to carnal (!) are online daters taking too much of a risk with their sexual health? So shall we get swiping…