Posts filed under: HIV

Who needs a monogamous relationship? Promiscuity and Sexual Health

More and more people are keen to know more and more about promiscuity, polyamory and pan-sexuality ad, rather than ways of living that are frowned upon by the morally high-browed, they have become celebrated in the mainstream. Brigette Bard, asks: […]

Continue Reading →

A guide to surviving Valentine’s Day for singletons and Divorcees – part 2

Remember Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday not the ‘be all and end all of love’ Few couples love Valentine’s Day. It’s a chore. Let’s face it. There is pressure to go out for dinner, to buy cards, flowers, presents, […]

Continue Reading →

HIV self testing: 15 things to do while you wait for your result…

In 1966, photographer Nat Finkelstein was shooting the world-famous artist, Andy Warhol, for a proposed book. As the crowd gathered, attempting to get into the shot, Warhol muttered that everyone wants to be famous. To which Finkelstein replied, “Yeah, for […]

Continue Reading →

Investigating online dating for people with STIs

Online dating has grown massively over the past few years and it seems there’s a niche site to cater to pretty much every fantasy. But there’s a little-known sector that’s secretly thriving – dating sites for people with STIs. Last Taboo […]

Continue Reading →

What does The Universal Declaration of Human Rights have to do with HIV?

Just nine days after World AIDS Day (1st December), the HIV sector could almost be forgiven for ignoring Human Rights Day (10th December). And what does the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights really have […]

Continue Reading →

World-leading on treatment, trailing on prevention – what the HIV stats tell us

Recently-released official statistics show that last year, there were just over 85,000 people accessing HIV treatment and care in the UK. Ben Lineberger, communication intern at the National AIDS Trust, reports. Almost all (91%) the people accessing HIV treatment were […]

Continue Reading →

Living without the knowledge you have HIV

This week marks HIV Testing Week across the UK, and Brigette Bard, Founder of Last Taboo and CEO of BioSure UK, looks at why this week is so important in raising awareness of HIV and encouraging people to test… Thirty […]

Continue Reading →

Charlie Sheen announcement should remind us HIV is three letters NOT a sentence

After days of media speculation which in some cases, used really poor language and at times felt like a witch hunt, actor Charlie Sheen has revealed his HIV positive status. I’m keen not to get caught up in the media […]

Continue Reading →

Five risk factors to negotiate on a night (out) out

“At Charing Cross station, a 30-year-old woman is lying on the floor of the men’s toilets after a Christmas party. She cannot get up and has soiled herself. She spends the night at St Thomas’ hospital.” This unedifying report is […]

Continue Reading →

Keeping things hot, hot, hot this autumn

As the temperatures begin to go down and the festive season gets ever-nearer, who doesn’t love a Saturday night out, drinking mulled wine whilst heating their fingers on the open fire at a local bar. Or snuggled up on the […]

Continue Reading →