Five common sex-after-birth problems – and how to solve them

With a new baby in tow, and a body readjusting after giving birth – jumping back into the sack can be riddled with difficulties and complications. However, getting back into the rhythm of sex can be incredibly healthy for your […]

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Empowering people through HIV testing

This week marks European HIV Testing Week, during which charities and other organisations join forces to raise awareness and encourage more people to find out their HIV status. You can find a wealth of information and options about how to get […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pornography and young gay men

Eleanor Briggs, assistant director of policy and campaigns at the National AIDS Trust looks at the role of pornography for young gay men. We‘re all familiar with the discussion around pornography and its impact on young people. But one storyline’s […]

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The bush is back: but what do you need to know about keeping your pubic hair healthy?

Why do we have pubic hair and what is its purpose? Boys and girls develop pubic hair as they start to produce hormones during puberty and it’s a sign of sexual maturity. There are a number of reasons that the […]

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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 […]

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The morning after the night before: what to do after having sex without a condom

By Sarah Wild, healthcare journalist and editor It’s better to be safe than sorry. But if you weren’t safe, it’s time to get practical (plenty of time to feel sorry about things later). If you’ve had sex without a condom […]

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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 […]

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Hollywood Actor with HIV story – our response

Since HIV was first diagnosed 30 years ago, many individuals, charities and organisations have worked tirelessly to break down the stigma surrounding HIV across the world. However, the reporting of a potential HIV diagnosis of a Hollywood actor has brought […]

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