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World AIDS Day 2017

Posted by Brigette Bard on

By - Liv West This year has seen tremendous reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men especially, as last year it was calculated that 1/11 homosexual men in our capital were living with HIV/AIDS. This fantastic reduction in positive diagnosis has only been possible through the awareness raised about the virus that has as a result, helped fight not only the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS but also the stigmas around it.    I start this blog post with a truthful fact that the UK should be proud of, however I want to bring attention to one of the most prominent stigmas around...

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HANX condoms

Posted by Brigette Bard on

  BioSURE are delighted to be working in partnership with HANX and believe our collaboration can continue to drive the conversation we are both so passionate about – sex, HIV and empowered choices   As part of our World AIDS Day 2017 awareness campaign, a free HANX condom is being included with each BioSure HIV Self Test. We believe it is absurd that in this day and age, buying and carrying condoms as a woman is still taboo. HANX new condoms (for penises!) are stylish and luxurious and are designed so women can be proud to be seen with a...

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Prince Harry and HIV self testing

Posted by Brigette Bard on

Prince Harry and HIV self testing

As Prince Harry has once again evidenced, now that approved HIV self tests are readily available, it is almost impossible to have an excuse for not knowing your HIV status.

Advances in antiretroviral therapies now mean that with a one tablet per day regime, the virus can be supressed to a point when it becomes undetectable. This is one of the most important messages to deliver, as it means the person’s health and life expectancy are not impacted and most importantly the virus cannot be passed on. If transmission stops, the battle against HIV is won. 

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Where to turn After the Party…...

Posted by Anne Beltran on

Warranted or not, sex and drugs receive a lot of bad press. Sex while under the influence of drugs receives even more. This, sometimes lethal, combination has become known as Chemsex. Chem-sessions can go on for days. There’s little eating or sleeping, more partying and repeating. By the following Tuesday morning, when the come down really kicks in, many people need someone to lean on for a bit of love and support. That's where Afterparty come in.....

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My diagnosis, from then till now - by Michael Nugent

Posted by Brigette Bard on

I will never forget that morning of the 4th July 2016. The day I received my little silver package in the post, little did I know then that this little package would be one of the most important deliveries of my life, as in this little package was my HIV self test kitam safe, so I had nothing to worry about. In a way I was doing the test to tick it off my list.

The test was relatively simple to do, just a prick of my finger, suck up some blood and wait for 15mins for results. Instant results in my case. In a blink of an eye my life changed forever. My test returned a POSITIVE result. I was staring at two (2) solid lines, they were as clear as day.  

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