I used to be terrified of HIV – now I can have sex with confidence

January 16, 2023

Growing up, HIV was an incredibly fearful subject for young gay men like me. It was portrayed as something that no-one could deal with, and something you should be incredibly scared of at all times.

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Heterosexual HIV diagnoses overtake those in gay men for first time in a decade – signalling changing shape of epidemic as National HIV Testing Week launches

Graham Robson February 7, 2022

For the first time in a decade the number of new HIV diagnoses among heterosexuals are higher than in gay and bisexual men, according to new figures for England from the UK Health Security Agency as National HIV Testing Week launches today (February 7)

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General News

Study finds non-LGBTQ+ people less likely to get HIV test

Rachel Badham February 4, 2021

New research undertaken by the Terrence Higgins Trust found straight people are considerably less likely to get tested for the virus, despite making up 40% of recorded cases in 2019.

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City bids to end new cases of HIV within the decade

Graham Robson February 3, 2021

An open letter from political leaders across the city to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, has said Brighton & Hove can be a leading example to the rest of England in action to normalise HIV testing and meet the national target of ending new cases of HIV by 2030

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THT releases new research into HIV testing rates

Graham Robson February 1, 2021

New research from HIV/sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has revealed just 1 in 5 adults have ever tested for HIV in the UK

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More to Me than HIV – online exhibition for World Aids Day 2020

Graham Robson September 17, 2020

More to Me than HIV, an online exhibition for World Aids Day 2020 on December 1, is inviting people living with HIV to share pics and some words to publicly combat stigma, and show and celebrate how they are winning at life.

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Prince Harry calls for HIV testing to be “completely normal and accessible”

Besi Besemar November 17, 2018

His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex calls for HIV testing to be ‘completely normal and accessible’ in a new video marking the start of this year’s National HIV Testing Week. The Duke of Sussex likens taking an HIV test to protecting against “viruses like cold and flu” and says: “We can be the generation to finally bring an end to HIV,” in a new video message marking National HIV Testing Week.

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