Shaking the shame and smashing the stigma around HIV

In my last blog I talked about some of the reasons why stigma, misinformation and fear around HIV is still a real and serious issue in the UK. In order to get everyone who may have been exposed to HIV, no […]

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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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Got your results and heading to Uni? Safe sex advice for freshers

It’s that time of year again – when students find out if they have a place at their chosen University. David Woods, Director at Last Taboo partner, Humm Media, explores those first few weeks at University and offer advice to […]

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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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What are the symptoms of HIV?

There are many rumours and myths out there about HIV and how it can affect those who have it. Gary Carpenter, clinical director of BioSure, cuts through the noise to answer the burning questions about the symptoms of HIV and […]

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

This year I took my summer holiday in the Spanish city of Barcelona and, in between admiring the Segrada Familia Cathedral, bargain hunting on Las Ramblas whilst sipping cocktails and watching the world go by on the Placa Reial, I […]

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

‘Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, makes you want to move your dancing feet.’ As thousands of revellers across the UK head off to festivals up and down the country, Brigette Bard, CEO of BioSure UK, gives her advice […]

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Are HIV and AIDS the same thing?

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 have HIV without it ever developing into AIDS. Antiretrovirals (ART) […]

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