All posts by: David Woods

Chem Sex and HIV – highs, lows, facts and fall out

Chem Sex: It’s been cited by healthcare workers as a contributing factor to the increase in numbers of HIV infections in London and described as ‘the health crisis decimating London’s gay scene’ And it’s growing in popularity. Gary Carpenter, clinical […]

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What is missing from sex education in our schools? (part 2)

In my most recent blog I talked about the ‘scary’ statistics showing young people are, in a lot of cases in the dark, when it comes to their knowledge of STIs, and sex education. There is a gulf between the information […]

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

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 people say they have not received HIV education at school. […]

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Why is there still so much stigma surrounding HIV?

Following the news that the details of HIV patients were accidentally leaked this week, Brigette Bard of BioSure UK examines why stigma and intimidation of people with HIV still exists and how it may prevent those worried, seeking testing or […]

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

Each year The Times High Education Supplement (TES) publishes its league tables; benchmarking UK universities against each other on the basis of student satisfaction, employment prospects and, of course, grades. At the same time a separate University league table is […]

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