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Why is HIV education missing from schools? (part 1)

Posted on September 18, 2015
Why is sex education barely adequate in our schools? A third of school leavers admit to being in the dark on how HIV is spread; almost seven out of 10... Read More

Shaking the shame and smashing the stigma around HIV

Posted on September 10, 2015
Awareness around HIV and encouragement of HIV testing can only be successful if the public can break through taboos and misunderstanding. Communities have to work together to smash the stigma... Read More

Why is there still so much stigma surrounding HIV?

Posted on September 03, 2015
Before you read this post, stop and try and visualise what someone with HIV looks like. Man or a woman? Black or white? Young or old? Homeless? Someone that looks... Read More

At it like rabbits – who’s doing it and where to get advice

Posted on August 21, 2015
A University league table is published by Student Beans with their sexy alternative to University stats. Surveying thousands of students from across the country, their aim is to find out which... Read More

Got your results and heading to University? Safe sex advice for Freshers

Posted on August 10, 2015
For loads of Freshers, the first week at university will be a mecca for people who are young free and single and just want to mingle. It's not uncommon for... Read More

HIV Home Sampling v HIV Self Testing : What's the difference?

Posted on August 07, 2015
In the UK there are two options available for testing yourself for HIV. HIV Home Sampling: when you are posted a kit (generally lancets, collection tubes, instructions and an envelope),... Read More

Sun, sex and suspicious partners: Looking after your sexual health on a summer holiday

Posted on July 30, 2015
Remember that when you meet someone on holiday, no matter how attractive and sincere they might be, you don’t know them. You don’t know if they are carrying a sexually... Read More

HIV - it's not just about gay men

Posted on July 21, 2015
HIV is not discriminatory or biased. HIV can affect everyone regardless of whether they are gay, straight, male, female, black, white, young or old. That’s a fact. In the UK... Read More

Sex at Festivals: Sun, Sounds and Safer Sex - HIV and the Festivals Season

Posted on July 13, 2015
While you can’t predict the weather, you can prepare for it – my advice: shove on your shorts/hotpants [delete as appropriate]; put on your wellies; slap on your sunnies; hope... Read More

What are the symptoms of HIV?

Posted on July 03, 2015
Most people who acquire HIV are totally unaware of the infection. The symptoms of HIV vary from person to person and also vary by stage of the disease. For most... Read More

Are HIV and AIDS the same thing?

Posted on June 25, 2015
HIV is a virus. AIDS is a condition. They are not the same thing. It is impossible to get AIDS without first being infected with HIV, but a person can... Read More